Grapefruit Cocktail

Grapefruit Cocktail

(6 People)
The Juice of 1 1/2 Lemons. (Juice 1/2 lemon, almost an ounce)
2 Small Spoonsful Grapefruit Jelly. (1 barspoon Duerr’s Grapefruit Marmalade)
4 Glasses Gin. (2 oz Tanqueray)

(Stir Jelly or Marmalade in lemon juice and booze to combine.)  Add Ice and shake. (Squeeze Grapefruit peel on top.) One may in this Cocktail replace the grapefruit jelly by any other Fruit Jelly of distinctive taste.

This is a simple cocktail, but really quite tasty!

I had to go a bit long on the Marmalade to cut the sourness of the lemon juice.  As a technical note, it does help a lot to stir the jelly in the non-chilled portion of the drink before adding the ice.  If you don’t do that it won’t combine with the other ingredients, just stay in lumps.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.