Published On: Tue, Dec 4th, 2018

Serve this frosty grapefruit cocktail at your next holiday party

‘Tis the season to host family and friends, so kick off the holidays with a festive drink. My frosty grapefruit cocktail is just the ticket, thanks to seasonal citrus and vodka. I like to use vodka infused with bison grass—a fragrant plant with subtle earthy notes—but the regular stuff works just fine. Crush ice in a blender with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, grapefruit syrup (store-bought, or even better, check out my recipe online for a homemade version) and vodka, then garnish with a grapefruit slice for a welcoming, thirst-quenching drink.

Frosty Grapefruit Cocktail

1 pink grapefruit, halved

Sugar, for sprinkling

1-1/2 cups (375 ml) ice cubes

3 oz (90 ml) bison grass vodka

1 oz (30 ml) store-bought grapefruit syrup (see note)

On a work surface, cut 1 round slice of grapefruit from one of the grapefruit halves. Juice the remaining grapefruit to obtain 1/4 cup (60 ml) of juice.

Cut the grapefruit slice into 4 pieces and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Quickly caramelize using a culinary torch or under the broiler. Let cool.

In a blender, finely crush the ice with the grapefruit juice and the remaining ingredients until frothy. Pour into two martini or margarita glasses. Garnish with the caramelized grapefruit pieces.

Note: Grapefruit syrup can be found in most grocery stores.

Makes 2 servings.

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Serve this frosty grapefruit cocktail at your next holiday party