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2 Great Grapefruit Cocktails For The Perfect Date Night

2 Great Grapefruit Cocktails For The Perfect Date Night

As obligations in busy lives pile up, finding time and money to set aside for date night becomes difficult. Sometimes a simple night in with light libations and fresh ingredients gives the romance a chance to come to you.

Grapefruit cocktails add refreshing zest to any evening. The citrus awakens your palate with sip after sip of exciting flavors.

A glass of grapefruit shandy with a slice of grapefruit on the rim -- one of two delicious grapefruit cocktails you can make at home.

Photo by: Brodie Porterfield

To me, a perfect evening of drinking begins with a light and lively liquor cocktail. I think of it as the amuse-bouche of beverages, simply meaning it is a flavor-filled starter that gets your taste buds ready to eat more. After that, I love a nice beer or wine with my meal, and ideally, the drinks share a common thread, making the tastes on the tongue delightful and harmonious.

Start your date night out right with this mouthwateringly delicious grapefruit old-fashioned, followed by dinner paired with a perfectly balanced grapefruit shandy.

Don’t worry. Both of these cocktails require very few ingredients, so you do NOT need a bar-tenders license to get them right.

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Let the Old-Fashioned Define You

Elijah Craig Bourbon’s annual Old-Fashioned Week returns for its second year supporting the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, October 15-24. Sign up your bar or restaurant to participate by featuring Elijah Craig Old-Fashioned riffs on your menu.

“I didn’t try a real Old-Fashioned ’til I moved to New York City and started bartending—oh, I get it now!” says Natasha Bermudez, head bartender at Llama San in Manhattan’s West Village.

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That was in the early 2010s, when many on both sides of the bar were finally learning how to do justice to one of America’s oldest cocktails. For much of the second half of the 20th century, the Old-Fashioned had devolved—muddled citrus wedges at the bottom of the glass, toppings of soda water from the gun, maraschinos aplenty—but the modern cocktail renaissance was returning to the classic, balanced blueprint of bourbon, sugar and bitters. For a country in the grips of redefining drinks culture, it was an exciting template to build from.

“One of my bosses, Devon Tarby, once said that having restrictions when expressing your creativity actually pushes your creative limits in great ways,” says Alex Jump, bar manager at Death & Co. Denver. “And I think the Old-Fashioned is a great example of that.”

Alex Jump Old-Fashioned

Thinking of a Place

Alex Jump’s bright, easy-drinking Old-Fashioned is perfect for a patio session.

Forced to juggle drinks both baroque and approachable at the Mountain Time outpost of the legendary New York bar, Jump has found that seemingly minor tweaks can really elevate the Old-Fashioned. Her Thinking of a Place, for instance, marries the “herbal and lightly fruit-forward qualities” of Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon with pistachio-infused Cognac, yellow Chartreuse and strawberry syrup, turning a cocktail sometimes seen as brooding into a bright, sessionable drink, perfect for relaxing outside.

If Jump’s Old-Fashioned seems to have a culinary tilt, that’s intentional. Many contemporary bartenders, in fact, have come to realize the cocktail’s profile complements culinary flavors, and can be made even more food-pairing-ready with the addition of infused syrups, garnishes inspired by the kitchen and more.

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Natasha Bermudez Old Fashioned

Aki Old-Fashioned

Natasha Bermudez makes her Old-Fashioned riff food-friendly by scaling down the dose of sweetener and adding nutty barley shōchū.

Bermudez takes the cocktail in an explicitly meal-friendly direction with her Aki Old-Fashioned. She enhances what she sees as the “fresh” notes of Elijah Craig Small Batch with lightly muddled shiso leaf and a white sesame cane syrup. The nutty, woody riff pairs wonderfully with Llama San’s ambitious Nikkei cuisine (Japanese food as practiced in Peru).

“Dishes on the richer side, [the] saucier side, need a little bit of acidity and brightness to balance them,” she explains, citing the restaurant’s noted lobster and beef heart dish as a key example. “It’s smoky, it’s rich, it’s creamy—an [Old-Fashioned] can work perfectly alongside it.”

Alex Negranza Old-Fashioned Drink Beauty

Enhanced Whiskey Cocktail

In Alex Negranza’s Old-Fashioned riff, black lemon bitters dry out the drink, while spiced citrus syrup ups the brightness and complexity.

Like Bermudez, other top bartenders like to amplify the brightness and acidity of a cocktail whose standard formulation doesn’t highlight those notes. Alex Negranza, bar director for MARCH Restaurant and Goodnight Hospitality in Houston, makes a “ridiculously simple” Old-Fashioned variant, called the Enhanced Whiskey Cocktail, by upcycling discarded lemon peels into an oleo saccharum–style spiced citrus syrup. Black lemon bitters up the brightness further and add a drying element, while a small dose of maraschino liqueur offers richness and a bit of acid.

“You really don’t need to change much in an Old-Fashioned to introduce someone to something new and exciting,” he says.

Glendon Hartley Old-Fashioned Drink Beauty

Bitter Citrus Old-Fashioned

Hartley’s Old-Fashioned riff employs his “no ingredient left behind” mentality, while also upcycling a few underutilized ingredients.

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Meanwhile, at Washington, D.C.’s Service Bar—a laid-back fried chicken and cocktail bar in the District’s U Street Corridor—co-owner Glendon Hartley makes a bitter Earl Grey and citrus peel syrup for his personalized spin, fittingly named The Bitter Citrus Old-Fashioned.

Hartley feels the bitterness of both naringin (a flavonoid found in citrus fruit pith) and oversteeped black tea pairs well with Elijah Craig Small Batch’s pleasant wood tannins. Despite using a mere three ingredients, the result is an unusually citrusy, bitter Old-Fashioned that is uniquely his own.

“This cocktail can truly define your style as a bartender,” says Hartley. “I believe all the ingredients you choose to use say something about who you are.”

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Baker’s Tips

  • Be sure to keep your cookies the same size, so they will bake evenly. You can use a scale if you like.
  • The baking time is for the size of cookies as specified (1 1/2-inches diameter). If you make smaller cookies, you’ll want to adjust the baking time down accordingly.
  • Oven and baking pans vary from kitchen to kitchen, so the baking time in your oven may vary a minute or so one way or the other. To be sure you get perfect cookies, consider baking a «test cookie» for the recommended time, allow to cool and taste. The cookie should be soft (not crispy) and the inside of the cookie should be set and light. Adjust baking time for the rest of the cookies up or down slightly, as needed.
  • You’ll want to remove the cookies from the baking sheet quite quickly after removing them from the oven (to prevent further cooking). That said, they are quite soft, so transfer carefully.

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