Saturday, May 25, 2013

Grapefruit Gin & Tonic with Cilantro

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
This makes 2 lovely cocktails. Did you know that grapefruit is the new black?

3 ounces Gin
3 ounces pink grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 dashes lemon bitters
3 sprigs cilantro - tough stems removed
6 ounces tonic water
2 sprigs cilantro as garnish

Fill a shaker two thirds of the way with large ice cubes. Add the gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, bitters and cilantro. Shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted. Strain into two old-fashioned glasses filled with several ice cubes. Top with the tonic water and give the drinks a quick stir. Garnish each glass with a cilantro sprig and serve.