In keeping with my promise to make more accessible cocktails, I decided to make a cocktail inspired by chocolate-covered candied grapefruit peel.
Or maybe I just happen to have a fair amount of grapefruit juice.
Either way, this cocktail uses a common liquor, a common liqueur, and a common citrus juice for a non-fussy girlie drink which my husband approved. Pinkies up, y’all!
Also, I’ll likely be posting a slow cooked candied grapefruit peel with chocolate coating recipe because my husband purchased some grapefruit that I was SO excited about. The rind smelled amazing and was already a bit syrupy, but then I cracked it open… What little flesh there was would turn your mouth inside-out. However, the rind was far too enticing to not experiment with. Right now I’m just waiting for the batch to dry, but it already tastes amazing.
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In a Collins glass filled with crushed ice, pour 1 oz dark creme de cacao and 1 oz vodka.
Top with grapefruit juice.
Garnish with a grapefruit slice and serve with a straw.
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