The classic Gin and Tonic gets winterized with the addition of aromatic rosemary and sweet-sour grapefruit shrub, making it a more appropriate blizzard companion than the original.
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce grapefruit shrub (preferably Shrub & Co., or see Editor's Note)
- 4 ounces tonic
- 1 sprig rosemary
Garnish: sprig of rosemary and a grapefruit wheel
- In a rocks glass, muddle shrub with a sprig of rosemary.
- Add gin and ice.
- Top with tonic.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a grapefruit wheel.
To make your own grapefruit shrub, peel 2 ruby red grapefruits, avoiding as much of the bitter white pith as possible, and transfer them to a glass mixing bowl. Add 1 3/4 cups of sugar and muddle, then cover and let sit overnight at room temperature. Add 1 3/4 cups grapefruit juice, taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more sugar if necessary. Add 3/4 cups of apple cider vinegar, about 1⁄4 cup at a time, until the taste is to your liking. Finely strain the mixture and pour into a glass container, and refrigerate overnight to let the flavors marry. Stored covered in the refrigerator, this will keep for up to 4 months.