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His and Hers "3 Ingredient" Grapefruit Cocktails

As week 4 of quarantine quickly approaches and Easter is just a couple days away, I figured stress levels might be running a little high and food procurement questionable.  The solution, very easy, 3 ingredient cocktail recipes.

Today, I pay homage to the humble and often overlooked grapefruit.  Go ahead and get that image of the cherry topped, halved grapefruit bowl out of your head.  As delightful as that can be, food shortages are the new standard and I'm saving all of my citrus for cocktails, not breakfast.  (I'm not kidding.  You'd think it's Christmas morning in our house when my wife sees that the Instacart shopper....that she's stalking online....was able to purchase the citrus she asked for).  Anyway, the great thing about freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is that is pairs so well with many different liquors that you hopefully have on hand.  The only question you need to ask yourself is "which one should I try first?"

Grapefruit For Breakfast - detail from 1954 Domino Sugar ad.
1954 Domino Sugar ad

His "Greyhound" Ingredients

2oz vodka
4oz fresh grapefruit juice

Fill a rocks/highball glass with ice.  Add the vodka and grapefruit, stir and enjoy.

Her "Salty Dog" Ingredients

2 oz tequila
4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
Salt - Kosher (the wife likes Carolina Margarita Salt)

Use a little grapefruit juice or water to moisten the rim of a rocks/highball glass.  Dip the rim in salt, fill with ice.  Add the tequila and grapefruit, stir and enjoy.

 Fully Stocked Bar "Paloma" Ingredients

2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 tsp sugar
2 oz tequila
Club soda

Use a little grapefruit juice or water to moisten the rim of a rocks/highball glass.  Dip the rim in salt.  Stir together the grapefruit juice, lime juice and sugar in your glass until the sugar has dissolved.  Add tequila, ice and a splash (to your taste) of club soda.


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