Grapefruit Collins | Toasting From Afar Week 1

March 19, 2016

I’ve been racking my brain for a fun way to connect with everyone here on Boxwood Avenue. Since the likelihood that we will ever meet in person is pretty slim, unless you invite me to your home to wine and dine with me, I will totally saddle up one of the horses and come on down! 

Today my friend Kelly, who owns A Savvy Event, had a great idea, why don’t we all toast from afar together? Every Friday I’d like to invite you to come visit the blog, and toast the weekend together! I’ll be sharing happy hour drinks, and maybe the occasional appetizer ;) (because rule number 1 is: when you give people alcohol, you’ve gotta feed them too!). 

This recipe was born out of a desire to refresh the Collins, and also because I had a grapefruit that was going bad and I wanted to use it. I hate grapefruits, unless they are disguised in a costume of alcohol – so I found it necessary to whip something up that included both of them. This recipe is a great twist on the classic, and I hope you enjoy!

I hope to see you back next week, where we can toast from afar again!

Grapefruit Collins

  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz simple syrup (or less, to taste)
  • 2 oz soda water

Shake grapefruit juice, gin, and simple syrup well over ice. Pour into an ice filled glass, and top with club soda. 

Where are you toasting from? Let me know in the comments below!

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