It’s Friday, finally! Have you ever had one of those weeks that’s managed to go by too slowly and too quickly? It’s been one of those for me, which feels like the perfect time to kick off my new series of cocktail posts. With the current weather fluctuating wildly from cold to warm, I’m craving something that hints at summer but doesn’t feel like white linen in February. This French Greyhound is a cocktail I created for Sheridan Road Magazine’s current issue, a playfully elevated twist on the classic Greyhound. It combines grapefruit’s bittersweet juice with the just-sweet-enough elderflower liqueur, St. Germain. Meyer lemon, with its complex herbal and citrusy floral notes, ties it all together in an elegant bow. Stir a few up for your next brunch in lieu of the expected Screwdriver or Bloody Mary. And stay tuned for fletcher + fork’s next warm weather potion – my father’s insanely good mango margaritas. You’ll thank (or curse) me – they are addictive!
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
1 ounce St Germain
1 Meyer lemon, sliced
Prepare glass. Rub a lemon slice around rim of glass then dip rim into a small plate of sugar.
Fill a chilled rocks glass halfway with ice cubes. Add vodka, grapefruit juice, St. Germain, and a lemon slice. Stir and serve immediately.