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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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