One of my favorite cocktails is a simple grapefruit drink from Fireside Pies in the West 7th district of Fort Worth. It is delightfully refreshing and low in calories and sugar. While the drink has few ingredients I can never make it taste the same when I try at home…until this time.
While running errands yesterday I stopped in for a salad and cocktail lunch at Fireside Pies. A Grapefruit Rickey was of course my drink of choice. This time I made sure to ask the bartender exactly what makes theirs so great.
Later last night I gave it a try…
First I juiced half of a grapefruit and half of a lime.
Then I measured half an ounce of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and an ounce and a half of vodka.
The grapefruit juice, lime juice, elderflower, and vodka were then shaken in a boston martini shaker with an ounce and a half of tonic water.
Shaken, strained, garnished with grapefruit…
Not too bad if I do say so! It wasn’t exactly like the one at Fireside Pies, but it was the closest I have had.