Great Gatsby

Friday, January 23, 2015

Easy and bright, this vodka cocktail is perfect for weekend brunches and features one of my favorite boozy ingredients–Lillet Blanc. As lovely in cocktails as it is chilled or poured over frozen peach slices, it rounds and softens this Greyhound-inspired cocktail for an altogether charming weekend!

Great Gatsby 

1 oz vodka
1 oz Lillet Blanc
2 1/2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
cranberries for garnish

Half-fill a mixing glass with ice; add vodka, Lillet and grapefruit juice and stir until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with a few cranberries.

Notes: I don't normally chose vodka cocktails, but this simple sipper that highlights winter citrus has changed my opinion of the spirit for the better. 

Tell me, do you have a favorite (or least favorite) spirit? Is there is liquor you'd like to get to know better?

Image by Emma Jane Kepley.



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