We’re having cocktails today.
Happy Thursday to us!
So. You know how recipe videos are all the rage on FB right now? I’ve been avoiding it thinking it was just a trend that would disappear and then I noticed all my friends starting to make videos and then I noticed all of them chattering about how much fun they are.
A few days I woke up and thought “You know what?! I’m gonna make a video today!”
And then I decided I’d make a cocktail so that if it was a total fail, I’d at least be able to ease pain afterwards.
You guys, don’t expect videos from me.
I am so bad at them. I wanted to use my phone to film it but I didn’t have a tripod for my phone so I constructed one out of a seat from my husband’s drums, a selfie stick, and a ponytail holder.
Somehow it worked. But then I had to edit the video and… it was just…
I’m officially retiring from making recipe videos.
This Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour was the star of the recipe video and I was so happy to have one (or 2) of these when I was done.
I told you guys that I’m obsessed with grapefruit right now. I’m buying bags and bags of grapefruit every week and then running out within 3 days.
I can’t get enough.
This recipe was so delicious. The tart grapefruit with the sweet bourbon was perfect and the homemade ginger syrup (super easy, don’t be scared!) made it even better.
This got me really excited for summer cocktails. Anyone else ready for pool days and icy margaritas?
(PS. I keep getting questions about the ice in these photos! I use these trays to get cute little squares!)
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
- 1 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 cups bourbon
Heat sugar, water, and ginger over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Remove ginger and discard.
Combine ginger syrup, grapefruit juice, and lime juice.
Fill 6 glasses with ice. Add 1/3 cup bourbon and 1/2 cup juice mixture to each glass. Serve immediately.
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