Texas Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe, Negroni Inspired

Posted by on May 10, 2012

Thursday is the new Friday so kick your shoes off and shake up one of my favourite summer gin cocktails.

Citrus (typically an orange slice) is essential to the Negroni, a classic Italian gin based cocktail.  Having fallen in love with Texas grapefruits, which are sweeter, juicier, and less fussy to eat than other grapefruits I’ve had, I incorporated it into the Negroni as an extra boost of sunshine.

Texas Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail Recipe by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Texas Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail

I tend to find that the Negroni lies on the sweeter end of my palate.  As much as the Campari’s bitterness cuts through it, I personally like a squeeze of acid for good measure.  In this case, grapefruit’s bright and floral zing and is the perfect accompaniment, especially on a hot afternoon on the patio.

Texas Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail Recipe by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Texas Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail

For the traditional Negroni recipe, simply omit the grapefruit juice.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Gray/100003519301224 Katherine Gray

     

    Wow, I can’t help
    drooling. I just love the Texas Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail

    Well done!

    If you submitted
    your Texas Grapefruit Negroni Cocktail photos to http://www.foodporn.net , I’ll bet
    they will make you on the home page.

    Gosh, you have
    made me sooo hungry !

  • http://meatballsandmilkshakes.com/ Meatballs & Milkshakes

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to visit Vancouver sometime!

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