Enjoy The Refreshing Taste Of Citrus With This Cocktail

Enjoy The Refreshing Taste Of Citrus With This Cocktail

The grocery store is an inspiring place, particularly the produce aisle. No matter what I have on my list, I make sure to take a few minutes to leisurely browse the fruits, vegetables and fungi, just to see if anyone pops out to say “hello”.

This week, I stumbled upon a large, sunny, yellow boi, simply named “cocktail citrus”. My mission was clear.

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The cocktail citrus — also known as the “mandelo” — is a cross between a mandarin and a pomelo, and it tastes like a sweet, more accessible grapefruit. It makes for good eatin’, but you can’t call something “cocktail citrus” and expect me to not combine its juice with booze.

Given the grapefruit-like properties of the fruit, I decided to make a scaled-down Italian Greyhound kinda deal, and that was a good decision. It was refreshing and juicy while still being stiff.

To make one yourself, you will need:

  • 60ml gin
  • 30ml fresh-squeezed cocktail citrus juice (sub the sweetest grapefruit you can find if your grocer doesn’t carry cocktail citrus)
  • 22ml Campari

Combine everything in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake as hard as you can for about 15 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and enjoy.

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