Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer

This Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer is an amped up version of the traditional White Wine Spritzer - the addition of grapefruit bitters and fresh thyme makes it oh so good.

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Ok, so tomorrow is National Rosé day so it’s only appropriate to post about Rosé!!! I mean it’s probably a crime not to right?

In my opinion, Rosé has come a long way in the past few years, or perhaps it’s just the ones I drink! No longer is it overly sweet and bright pink; it's now dry, citrusy and can range from pale pink to bright coral. I have said it before and I will say it again that I think the French really know how to make a great Rosé, but I have also had some great ones from BC and California, so perhaps my opinion is slowly changing.

Now while I love a straight glass of cold crisp Rosé it is also nice to switch and lighten things up from time to time right! This spritzer is a slight take on the classic spritzer with white wine and soda water. This version has the addition of grapefruit bitters and fresh thyme - it’s upgraded and it’s soooo good.

So make sure you celebrate this weekend with a Crisp Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer, you won't be disappointed!!!!

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prep time 5 minutes

total time 5 minutes

servings 1

Ingredients

Rosé

Soda Water

2 dashes Grapefruit bitters

2 sprigs of thyme

Instructions

Take the thyme and rub it between your fingers to crush slightly then place in a wine or cocktail glass.

Fill the glass 1/2 full with rosé then put in 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters. Top with soda water until the glass is 3/4 full and serve immediately.

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Tajin Paloma

Freshly squeezed grapefruit Paloma’s with spicy tajin - the perfect way to kick start your weekend!

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It’s Friday and it’s Memorial Day Weekend - so if you're in the US it’s a Long Weekend!!! I love the first long weekend of summer, knowing that the days are getting warmer and the sun is shining a little bit brighter.

So kicking off this long weekend I figured we needed a bright fresh cocktail. If you have never had a Paloma you are missing out. They are so easy to make and a great alternative to the classic margarita. While this is a pretty classic recipe the tajin switching things up a bit with a little spicy kick.

Now if you have never had tajin you are missing out - it’s a combo of salt, lime and red chillies and you can put it on soooo many different things. Sprinkled on fish or chicken, cucumbers, popcorn or the classic mango. Now perhaps the idea of sprinkling salt and chillis on mangos seem odd to you but don’t knock it till you try it! So since there is a great balance of flavours in Tajin it also makes for a fun and unique rim for a drink.

So cheers to the long weekend and the official kick-off to summer - have a Paloma to celebrate!

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prep time 25 minutes

cook time 13 minutes

total time 38 minutes

servings 30 cookies

Ingredients

2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

2 oz tequila

soda water

Tajin

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker add grapefruit juice, lime juice simple syrup and tequila. Add in 1/2 cup of ice and shake.

Rim the edge of your cocktail glass with the tajin then strain your drink into the prepared glass and top with soda water.

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