I have a dear group of girlfriends that meet up each year for our “Annual Girls’ Ski Trip”. We’ve been skiing together for over 15 years. (And, yes, that is why I recently had ACL surgery on my knee. Not because of my girlfriends … but because I have continued to ski with a compromised knee for years. My ACL finally snapped this past January on our annual trip.)
Last year, we skipped skiing and went to Sonoma wine country instead. We had a wonderful time (as we always do). I am a strong advocate for quality “girlfriend time”. But back to the point … the Hemingway Cocktail.
We discovered the Hemingway Cocktail at the restaurant “The Girl and the Fig“. While we thought the food was good, not great, we all really enjoyed their grapefruit cocktail. The bar tender was nice enough to give us the recipe.
This is a great drink to serve in the summer. It’s light, refreshing, pink and pretty!
1 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice (I prefer the Light version)
Juice of 1 Lime (approx. 1 oz.)
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
1.5 oz. Absolute Ruby Red Vodka
Mix the ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and serve.
NOTE: When doubling or tripling the recipe, it’s always wise to taste before serving. I find the more I make in one batch, the more simple syrup and/or grapefruit juice I need to add.