We're always a bit wary of elderflower liqueur, but it doesn't take over in this supremely balanced and fresh-tasting gin cocktail, a signature brunch drink at Beretta in San Francisco.
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Grapefruit bitters do double duty, giving a cocktail a little citrus lift along with the bitterness. These bitters go especially well with effervescent drinks or tequila and gin cocktails.
This is one of our favorite cocktails from The Trilby. Fresh grapefruit juice balances the fruity sweetness of this rum drink; it tastes a bit like a grapefruit half sprinkled with brown sugar. Yum!
This cocktail is, for all intents and purposes, a greyhound, but I make it with fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice (Rio Star from Texas, if you're into cowboys), rosemary simple syrup and locally-distilled vodka. It's a real dandy.
Broiled grapefruit? Yeah, broiled grapefruit. While this recipe's appeal might understandably be limited, I implore my fellow grapefruit lovers to give it a shot. To you others: If you like the health benefits of the tart citrus fruit, but not necessarily the bitter tang, this is your deal.