Based off an Irish Wolfhound cocktail I had at a local restaurant, I decided to create my own with a unique twist - smoke! The hint of smoky flavor is just enough to balance out the sweet and spicy ginger beer and tang from the grapefruit juice. Use a high-quality Irish whiskey for best results! Depending on the size of your grapefruit, you just might have enough juice left to make another cocktail or two!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 cocktails
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

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  • Cut grapefruit in half crosswise. Cut a slice from one of the halves, about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle both sides of the grapefruit slice with smoked salt.

  • Place grapefruit halves cut-side down on hot grill, along with grapefruit slice. Grill until slightly charred and grill marks appear, flipping the slice halfway through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool. Squeeze the juice from both halves and set aside. Cut grapefruit slice into 6 wedges.

  • Add 2 slices of ginger and 4 wedges of sliced grapefruit to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to slightly crush the crystallized ginger and grapefruit. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, whiskey, and 3 fluid ounces of grapefruit juice. Cover and shake until chilled, 15 to 20 seconds.

  • Fill 2 rocks glasses with crushed ice and divide cocktail amongst the 2 glasses. Top each glass with 1 fluid ounce of ginger beer. Garnish with remaining grapefruit wedges and crystallized ginger.

Cook's Note:

Fever Tree(R) also makes a smoky ginger ale that tastes excellent in this drink.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 22.8g; fat 0.2g; sodium 579.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
When it comes to whiskey, I'm a Crown and Coke kind of girl but this drink looked interesting and I decided to give it a try. I've made this several times over the past 2 weeks and it is now my whiskey cocktail of choice. The smokiness from the grapefruit really sets this drink apart from others and is genius so don't skip that step. This drink has the perfect combo of smoky, tang, and sweet making it very addicting. I've been able to get 3 drinks each time I've made it...BONUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
When it comes to whiskey, I'm a Crown and Coke kind of girl but this drink looked interesting and I decided to give it a try. I've made this several times over the past 2 weeks and it is now my whiskey cocktail of choice. The smokiness from the grapefruit really sets this drink apart from others and is genius so don't skip that step. This drink has the perfect combo of smoky, tang, and sweet making it very addicting. I've been able to get 3 drinks each time I've made it...BONUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2020
Made this for a recent online event and everyone loved it! Read More
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