There’s no cure for summer heat like a frozen cocktail! With grapefruit juice, a touch of sugar and a delicate zesty rim, this blended beauty is perfect for warm days spent in the sun. Stay cool with this delicious recipe by @twolovesstudio on Instagram! (Serves 2)
ingredients3OZEmpress 1908 Gin2OZGrapefruit Juice1OZSimple Syrup3CUPSIce¼CUPSugarZESTOne Half GrapefruitGrapefruit Slice
MethodTo make the sugar rim, finely zest half of a grapefruit. Add the zest to a bowl with the sugar. Mix with your fingers and allow to dry slightly (optional, though this will help you create a nicer sugar rim). Take a slice of the grapefruit and run it around the rim of your cocktail glass. Finely sprinkle the sugar onto the wet rim. Gently tap to remove any excess. Then, in a blender, add the grapefruit juice, gin, simple syrup and ice. Start with 2½ cups of ice. Blend until combined and slushy. If the cocktail feels too liquidy, add the additional ½ cup ice and blend until combined. Serve in your favourite cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh slice of grapefruit (optional).