My little McGhetto sis turned me on to this drink. I enjoy the fact that it isn’t a sweet cocktail, yet the grapefruit isn’t overwhelming or bitter. It’s one of those old-fashioned, classic and classy cocktails. I can almost picture Ingrid Bergman sipping on one of these as she awaits for Bogie.
The traditional recipe, and the one Brandy shared with me, calls for grenadine syrup. I switched it for some Creme de Noyaux instead; the result is a cleaner, more grown up taste. Me thinks. I have been serving them on the rocks, but it is possible the original recipe called for it to be strained and served up. Enjoy it either way, just do!
Fill a tall glass with ice, add:
1-1/2 to 2 oz bourbon, (go for decent quality)
1/2 oz Creme de Noyaux
2 oz white grapefruit juice
Add all the ingredients and stir. Top it off with diet ginger ale (this is optional, but I find that it makes the drink light and airy).
Thanks, B. Here’s looking at you, kid!