With more time at home, I'm trying all sorts of new things.
I'm learning basic photography, playing guitar
...and shaking up some tasty cocktails.
The Grinch Cocktail
I enjoy sipping a flirty libation from time-to-time.
I really enjoy drinking them in a beautiful bar, where there's a sleek drink menu and mixologists in waxed canvas aprons.
Alas, COVID has forced the bars to closed. But, COVID hasn't cancelled FUN.
I'm still here for it.
I'm a novice cocktail maker at best, but I'm resourceful and went to my go-to source of all things delicious...Half Baked Harvest
Both of her books are a staples in our house. We've made so many of her recipes and we're never disappointed. She happens to live in Colorado (a bonus!).
I found a beautiful spicy and sweet concoction. It's name " The Grinch."
2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
2-4 Finely Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves, Plus More for Serving
2 Ounces Vodka
Juice from 1/2 of a Lime
Juice from 1/2 of a Grapefruit
2 Tablespoons of Honey
1-2 Jalapeno Slices
Ginger Beer for Topping
Pomegranate Arils for Serving
Shake It Up
1. On a shallow plate, combine the sugar and mint. Rim your glass in sugar and then fill with ice.
2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, honey and jalapenos in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined - about 1 minute.
3. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish as desired.