This drink starts with a simple shrub--a tart, fruity liquid you make ahead and can also sip straight up or with seltzer-made with sugar, vinegar, citrus, and a tea bag. It's a play on a Greyhound (grapefruit juice and vodka). Salt the rim if you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Earl Grey-Grapefruit Shrub:
Cocktail:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Zest grapefruit, then section the fruit, cutting it away from the peel and inner membranes. You should have 5 teaspoons zest and 3/4 cup grapefruit sections. Puree zest, sections, and any juices with sugar and vinegar. Add tea bag. Chill, covered, 4 hours to 2 days. Remove tea bag and strain.

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  • In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, combine 2 fluid ounces shrub and vodka. Shake until very cold. Strain into martini glass or an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Cook's Note:

Rim the martini glass with salt, if desired.

Editor's Note:

The shrub recipe makes 2 cups, enough for 8 drinks or cocktails. It keeps up to 3 weeks, chilled. Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of shrub. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1113 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 260g 84% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 25.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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