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Drink: #FancyDrinkFriday – The Spicy Greyhound

 

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Let’s talk about the darker side of juicing.  Cocktails!  Sure, the health benefits are great.  But when you make a cocktail out of freshly squeezed juice, you’ll look at that juicer with admiration and respect and say, “Juicer.  You were worth every penny.”

Admittedly the first few days I had the juicer, I juiced everything.  I was a scientist and the vegetables and fruit were my subjects.  The above cocktail, made with fresh grapefruit juice and a jalapeño, sounded a little strange at first.  Juicing a jalapeño is strange.

It was one of my best creations yet.  The tart, bitter grapefruit, the hint of spice in the jalapeño, and just a touch of sugar to round it out, make this cocktail feel like you’re sitting in a swanky Manhattan lounge, when really you’re just schooling your better half in Jeopardy.  He doesn’t read this blog, so I can say that.

Happy Friday, friends.  Let’s enjoy it–I think we’ve earned it this week!

 

Here’s the recipe.

The Spicy Greyhound (makes 1, adjust at will)

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces fresh grapefruit jalapeño juice*  (Juice one large grapefruit and a jalapeño with the seeds/ribs removed.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer before serving)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Lots of ice
  • Paper-thin Jalapeño slices for garnish

Method

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.  Add the vodka and grapefruit mixture along with the sugar.  Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.  Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a very thin slice of fresh jalapeño.

*Don’t have a juicer?  That’s ok!  You can still get freshly squeezed grapefruit juice by just squeezing it yourself.  If you’re not into pulp, strain it with a fine mesh strainer.  Slice the jalapeño and place the slices in the shaker.  Muddle it a few times then add the ice, the vodka, the juice, and the sugar.  Shake shake shake…cocktail time.

 

Enjoy!

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