31 May 2012


Sticking with the trend of wishing 'n hoping I was basking in warm breezes, here is a cocktail recipe from Ina Garten. She updated it with vodka but I am going to backdate it with gin. 

Do what you want. 


1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 
1/2 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 

(Are you getting the theme here?)

1 cup good gin (or vodka)
extra lemon juice
granulated sugar 
fresh mint sprigs 

If you are feeling classy, pre-chill your (martini) glasses.

Combine the 4 citrus juices with the gin in a pitcher. Dip the rims of 4 glasses first in a dish with the extra lemon juice and then in a dish with the sugar. Set aside to dry. 

When ready to serve, place ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add the cocktail mixture to fill the shaker three-quarters full, and shake for 30 seconds. Pour into the sugared glasses and garnish with mint. Repeat. Serve ice cold.  

Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients by Ina Garten (New York: Random House, 2008). Image from Google Images.

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