Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Ruby 75

If you're still stumped as to what to do or get for your mom for Mother's Day, I am here to help! Make her a cute basket filled with ingredients to make this gorgeous brunch cocktail. Throw in a few pretty champagne flutes and pre-chill the prosecco so there's no wait time and you're golden.
Have you ever had a French 75? 
Prosecco, lemon, gin and sugar is the typical line up for this classic cocktail but recently, I decided to give it a little twist. Grapefruit was never something I was into until I tried a Texas Ruby Red a few years ago. They are so naturally sweet, gorgeously pink and thankfully don't pack the bitterness I was used to dealing with when trying them in the past. When I swapped the lemon for a dash of Ruby Red grapefruit juice and added fresh basil leaves as a garnish I think I hit it out of the park!
The Ruby 75
6 basil leaves
3 ounces freshly squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 ounce gin
1 ounce simple syrup
16 ounces champagne or prosecco, well chilled

Roughly tear apart 2 large basil leaves and place them in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the grapefruit juice, gin and simple syrup and stir to combine.
Strain into 4 champagne flutes. 
Top with champagne, garnish with remaining basil leaves and serve immediately. 
Makes 4 cocktails.

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