Great Gatsby Recipe

Great Gatsby Recipe

[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.

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


  • 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.