Pink Puppies

No, it’s not a new Labradoodle mix, it’s a cocktail. My friend, Bill (who, incidentally, was  this blog’s first subscriber), graciously poured out pitchers of them at a recent gathering. The recipe’s simple enough: one part vodka, one part gin and 1-1/2 parts freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice.

Bill's Pink Puppies

That last is essential. Fresh citrus juice—squeezed from a fruit, not “fresh” from some kind of bottle—is the easiest and best way to elevate any cocktail calling for it. The result here is a bright, fruity twist on the Greyhound (made with grapefruit juice and vodka), a classic sour drink which itself evolved from the Screwdriver (orange juice and vodka).

The best part? Pink Puppies are easy to make by the batch, and therefore perfect for an early summer gathering among friends. Well done, Bill.

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~ by fooddrinklife on May 13, 2011.

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