Palm Springs Colors

To sit by a table under an umbrella in Palm Springs–or, better yet, by the pool of your friend’s home in Palm Springs with a “Grapefruit Drop” martini–is to imbibe the very essence of this  retro mid-century modern California town. The Rat Pack’s Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra may have preferred the regular cocktail in the city they haunt, but I prefer picking a fresh grapefruit from the trees surrounding a turquoise swimming pool here and squeezing it into a refreshing drink, served in a sugar-rimmed glass. What can I say? It’s sweet, pink, yet puckery and pleasing.

Here’s the recipe from my bartender son Dave’s repertoire:

Pink Grapefruit Drop (makes two martini glass servings)

3 oz. Grey Goose Vodka

3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained

3/4 oz. Grand Marnier

5 1/4 oz. freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, strained

1 tsp. simple syrup

(sugar rim and grapefruit slice for garnish)  Directions: Put ice in cocktail shaker, pour all ingredients in: shake, shake, shake –and serve (by a pool, if possible, in California–although it’ll taste fab anywhere)

 

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