A few weeks ago I said I’d be posting only two recipes a week during January and February. But…it’s Friday, and cocktails exist. So here’s a third one.
This blend of blood orange and grapefruit juices is lightly sweetened with an easy-to-make rosemary and thyme simple syrup. The combination of brisk juices and woodsy herbal flavors make this cocktail just sophisticated enough while still going down easy.
Your favorite vodka is the spirit of choice. This drink tastes great virgin or super-strong, so you’re totally in control of the length of the pour.
I’ll keep it brief today, but first one more thing. Nordstrom is no longer carrying any Ivanka Trump products, and I think that’s cool. So here’s a little celebration of Nordstrom. I picked out a few cute bar accessories to show off. Have a look if you feel like supporting their decision. (They’re affiliate links, just so you know.)
Have a good weekend. Talk to you soon.
Blood Orange Grapefruit Cocktail with Winter Herbs
This cocktail is refreshing and just complex enough. It tastes great even without the alcohol but can also stand up to a strong pour, so you can control how boozy it is as the mood strikes. You'll have extra herb syrup, which will keep tightly covered in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Make more cocktails or try using it to sweeten a sophisticated lemonade.
- A few sprigs thyme
- 1 large sprig rosemary
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Juice of two blood oranges
- Juice of one ruby red grapefruit
- 3 ounces vodka, or as much as you like