I am not ashamed to admit that when I returned from the holidays in Florida I carried a five pound bag of grapefruit on the airplane. Fresh citrus in the dead of winter is such a nice way to start the morning. And with said grapefruit supply getting dangerously low, I decided to take a gamble.
It paid off.
I had read Leela Cyd’s Grapefruit Spritz recipe over on Design*Sponge and I couldn’t get the drink out of my head. The only problem was that I didn’t have Cointreau and it was, like, -10 degrees outside. So, I sliced into a grapefruit, got juicing, and got creative. This recipe is a mashup of Leela’s Spritz and a Greyhound (which is grapefruit juice and vodka for the uninitiated).
2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
Juice from 1/2 meyer lemon
2 oz vodka
1 tsp honey (I like it heat it up a smidge so it mixes better)
3 oz seltzer water
Combine grapefruit juice, lemon juice, vodka, and honey in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
Strain into a prepared cocktail glass and top with seltzer water.