This light and refreshing cocktail is a lovely way to greet guests at your Spring dinner parties. Its tart but slightly sweet taste is the perfect cocktail for a party since you can have your bar set up with an ice bucket, shaker pitchers of the fruit juices, small bowls of citrus zest and basil and course your favorite vodka! Take one less thing off your host “to do” list plus it’s a great way to force your guests to congregate outside the kitchen and thus out of your hair during that last-minute scramble that always seems to happen.
Pink Grapefruit and Guava Lemon Drop
1 1/2 inch-thick strip of grapefruit zest
1 1/2 inch-thick strip of lemon zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1/4 guava nectar
2 tablespoons/1 ounce of vodka
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs fresh basil
club soda (optional)
lemon slice for garnish
1) In shaker combine both zests, grapefruit juice, guava nectar, vodka and lemon juice. Add ice and 1 sprig of basil. Shake well and strain into a stemmed glass.
2) Add a splash of club soda if desired. Garnish with lemon slice, remaining basil sprig and serve!