Recently, a men’s lifestyle blog called The Magnificent Bastard hosted a cocktail contest. Which I didn’t win. (The winners do look pretty amazing, so I’m not actually disappointed to be found wanting.)
Here’s my losing contribution:
Combine the juice of 1/2 grapefruit, 1 lime, and 1/2 lemon. Set aside.
2oz. gin (Boodles, Greylock, Tanqueray, whatever)
1 oz. mixed citrus juice
1/2 oz. St. Germain
1 tsp Creme de Violette
Dash Bitter Truth Bittermens Grapefruit bitters
Shake, strain, serve up. Garnish with lemon twist.