London Calling Cocktail with Homemade Grapefruit Shrub
A clean and refreshing gin cocktail, perfect as an aperitif to balance rich holiday foods.
2ouncesLondon No.1 Gin
1.5teaspoonsfresh lemon juice
Garnish: grapefruit peel
Add gin, grapefruit shrub and lemon juice to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with grapefruit peel.
*To make the shrub: Supreme segments from one Ruby Red grapefruit (about 1 cup of fruit). Heat 1 cup filtered water and 1 cup granulated sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the grapefruit. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit 30 minutes. Strain syrup into a bowl; stir in 4 tablespoons champagne (or white) vinegar. Cover and chill shrub.
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