This Rye Whiskey Grapefruit Cocktail was created on a whim, using leftover grapefruit juice from another cocktail experiment, paired with maple syrup, rye and orange bitters. It sounds weird, but seriously, it’s so awesome. To make sure I wasn’t losing it, I had Aaron taste it and he was equally as excited about it. Neither of us of huge fans of grapefruit, but the pairing with maple syrup takes the edge off and creates a sort of lightness when paired with rye. I know whiskey is often thought of as a winter liquor, but it’s my favorite spirit so can’t just forget about it during the warm weather days. I imagine this being sipped on those summer nights when there’s a tinge of cool in the air.
Cheers! To trying weird things! Have an excellent weekend!
Rye Whiskey Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe :
makes 1 cocktail
1 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 oz maple syrup
1 1/2 oz rye Whiskey (I like Rittenhouse Rye)
dash of orange bitters
grapefruit peel, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients and shake for 10 seconds.
Strain into a dainty glass, garnish with grapefruit peel if desired, and sip away.