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Grapefruit Cocktail

Grapefruit Cocktail 1.000
Dec 26, 2007

This drink is a variation on the wonderful Aviation Cocktail (see related recipe), but it uses grapefruit juice instead of lemon juice. The special ingredient in both is maraschino liqueur, and Jason Wilson recommends Luxardo.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (from 1/2 of a large grapefruit)
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 dash maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

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Fill a mixing glass two-thirds full with ice, then add the grapefruit juice, gin and dash of maraschino liqueur. Stir vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the cherry.

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From Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 91

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 1mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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