Before leaving for our annual trip back East, Alex and I experimented with some cocktail concoctions, knowing full well we'd be sharing spirits with friends along our way. We wanted to create a drink that was simple to prepare, refreshing and delicious. Mixing fresh grapefruit juice, gin and a rose wine, we came up with a lightly effervescent libation that perfectly balances bitter/sweet. See below for ingredients and instructions:
Gin, grapefruit, rose wine and limes.
Measure desired amount of gin and juice of a whole grapefruit. Pour it into a cocktail mixer filled with ice and and shake well. Half fill a glass with this shaker mix and then top with the rose and a lime slice.
Sip and enjoy!