Grapefruit Blossom, a combination of the season and the Savoy

One of the great delights we have with running a website like this is the connection you feel to the season’s and the weather. As the sun melts the winter blues away, inspiration from fresh citrus and bright flavours starts to take over.

Today was about fresh grapefruit juice. Most of our grapefruits and citrus comes from Florida or Mexico here in Canada.Florida Citrus - Grapefruit

Balancing the sweet and tart flavours of a grapefruit is not difficult. The bright flavoured juice lends well to almost any spirit, especially Gin. The classic Greyhound comes to mind. Here is a less than classic version of it.

Like so many days before, we sought out inspiration in the Savoy Cocktail Book, page 117.

Orange Bloom Cocktail – 1/4 Italian Vermouth, 1/4 Cointreau, 1/2 Dry Gin

Orange Blossom Cocktail – 1/2 Orange Juice, 1/2 Dry Gin

Here was a great opportunity to combine some of our favourite things in our test kitchen and still pay homage to the classics with a little “combination”.

Grapefruit Blossom

2 oz’s New York Distilling Perry’s Tot Gin

3/4 oz Maidenii Dry vermouth

3/4 oz Cointreau

2 oz Fresh pressed Grapefruit Juice

3 drops of Orange Flower Water

Add ingredients without flower water to shaker, shake hard and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Drop Orange Flower water on top (optional).

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