Blushing Grapefruit Collins

Blushing Grapefruit Collins is perfectly refreshing, pink, bitter and citrusy.  Tom Collins you’ve met your match.

Blushing Grapefruit Collins from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Spring is in the air, can you feel it?

My allergies certainly can!

The first bits of greenery are popping up from the ground and I wouldn’t be surprised if we have flowers on the first day of spring next week.

You can feel a different energy in the city when the weather warms up just a little bit.  Restaurants open up their sidewalk cafes and beer gardens start to fill up again.

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This is the weather to go for a long stroll, enjoy an afternoon in the park or just sit in the backyard with a good book.  Either way, it should all include a good cocktail at some point!

99% of the time I’m a bourbon drinker, straight up or in an old fashioned.  Nicer weather gets me in the mood to lighten up my drinks and this blushing grapefruit collins recipe does just that.

I don’t know many people who walk into a bar an order up a Tom Collins anymore, it’s a classic gin cocktail and I think the last time I sipped on one was about 10 years ago at some family affair when my dad ordered one up.

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One thing I can say for sure is this drink will get them drinking again.  At the very least, a variation on the Tom Collins.  It’s time to brush off the Campari bottle that’s sitting in the back of your liquor cabinet, juice some grapefruits and get shaking.

This cocktail is refreshing, blushingly pink, a little tart and bitter.  It may look a little girly but the taste speaks for itself.

This Blushing Grapefruit Collins originally appeared on Food Fanatic.

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