Great Gatsby

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

This cocktail from Matt Gilpin of Highlands Bar and Grill is light, bright, and easy. And, as Highlands' chef/owner Frank Stitt says, it's "shockingly good—it makes you feel on top of the world, kind of like Gatsby."

Be sure to use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and good vodka.

Great Gatsby

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Mixing glass and cocktail strainer


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 2 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: orange slice


  1. 1

    Fill mixing glass halfway with ice. Add vodka, Lillet Blanc, and grapefruit juice. Stir until cold. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with orange slice.

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