This month, I decided to do something crazy.
I made up a drink. Out of thin air.
I mean, let’s face it, there probably aren’t many alcohol combinations that have not been attempted by intrepid mixologists (or idiot college students) at one point or another. However, I could not find record of this particular combination as a popular drink.
It was a Friday evening. I was not interested in going to the liquor store to buy anything, so I looked at what I had on hand. The kids wanted to get in the pool, so we were looking for something on the light/refreshing end of the drink spectrum.
Over in the fruit bowl, a grapefruit called to me.
I squeezed the grapefruit, which yielded about a cup of juice. I added an equal amount of gin, and then sweetened the mixture with a few tablespoons of rosemary simple syrup.
And lo, it was very good.
The grapefruit was a good match for the herbal simple syrup, and the gin added a nice depth of flavor without making the drink heavy.
We’ll call it The Chicken.