Temperatures were hitting 100 when we made this (as they will today) and there is no finer refreshing drink on a steamy hot day. Himself found the recipe here and it calls for a beverage called Pink Grapefruit ICE – a flavored water which we couldn’t find but easily substituted with grapefruit flavored Italian soda.
2 oz. vodka
4 oz. chilled Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE/grapefruit soda
Splash of lemon
Splash of white cranberry juice
Mix all ingredients and serve in an eight-ounce glass with ice. Toss in a handful of blackberries to garnish.
By the way, for Eamon I added a splash of the grapefruit into the cranberry juice but as sweet as the grapefruit soda was he didn’t think much of the taste. Then I put a flower in my hair, himself and the kid were wearing their Hawaiian shirts and we sat on the balcony and sweated in style. This was so good, we made a second batch and dinner was put off a little longer. Ah, I love Fridays!