The Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

A savory, fruit-infused cocktail recipe that leaves the tongue tingling.

This spiced rum drink is blushed with a hint of grenadine and fresh grapefruit. Omit the peppercorn rim if guests can’t handle the heat; you’ll still have a winning, refreshing drink.

1 ounce simple syrup, plus 1 tablespoon for rim
Crushed pink peppercorns for rim
½ large grapefruit, peeled and separated into segments
2 ounces Sailor Jerry spiced rum

Moisten the rim of a martini glass with the 1 tablespoon of simple syrup. Roll the edge of the glass in the peppercorns.  (If a chilled glass is desired, carefully set the rimmed glass in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.)

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the grapefruit segments and the remaining 1 ounce simple syrup. Shake with the rum and ice, and strain into the rimmed glass. Add a splash of grenadine, just enough to give the drink a rosy pink tint.  

Adapted from Spice & Ice: 60 Tongue-Tingling Cocktails, by Kara Newman.

Published on September 27, 2010

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