Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

[Photo: Kelly Carámbula]

With citrus season in full swing, it's easy to whip up a bright and invigorating cocktail in no time. One of my favorite combinations recently has been the bittersweet flavor of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice paired with the sweet, spicy notes of ginger.

Grapefruit, with its slightly bitter punch, used to throw me for a loop, but lately I've taken a real liking to it, embracing the pungent flavor. One of the ways I eased into is by pairing it with another strong flavor like ginger. Together this duo is hard to beat—spicy, citrusy and bright. But turn the duo into a trio by adding a little bubbly over top, and you've got yourself a cocktail that will keep you on your toes.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

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Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 3 to 4 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • Grapefruit wedge to garnish

Procedures

  1. 1

    Pour the grapefruit juice and Domain de Canton in a champagne glass. Gently pour the prosecco over top until glass is nearly full. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

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