Solitude Is Bliss

Chris Bostick, Half Step | Austin, TX

According to Chris Bostick, “Bianco vermouth is perfect for that moment when you want to dial down the bitter and enjoy something softer and a bit more floral… We also like to use it with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and seltzer water for a refreshing mid-day sipper.”

The Solitude Is Bliss takes that ethos a few steps further with the additions of herbaceous gin and floral chamomile, resulting in a balanced, refreshing cooler.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces bianco vermouth , preferably Dolin Blanc
  • 1/2 ounce gin, preferably Beefeater
  • 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice, preferably from a Red Ruby
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce chamomile syrup (1:1 chamomile tea and sugar)
  • seltzer, to top

Garnish: grapefruit wedge lightly dusted with salt

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a shaking tin, add a small amount of ice and shake.
  2. Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with seltzer water and stir to incorporate.
  4. Garnish with wedge of grapefruit lightly dusted with small amount of salt.