Late Summer Spirits

A tangy late-summer cocktail that will have your lips smacking for more.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

Late Summer SpiritsSummer isn’t over yet. There’s still time to enjoy the warm summer evenings, get in a few more weekends at the beach, have a backyard barbeque with friends, go for a hike in the mountains, or just sit and relax on the patio. Don’t give up on summer. Give summer another hurrah with the Late Summer Spirits.

While Labor Day has past, you can still cling to summer, because it doesn’t officially end until September 21. Make each day count before the fall weather sets in. And definitely make some time for some end-of-summer boozing.

The Late Summer Spirits is a tangy cocktail that will have your lips smacking for more. Like a late-summer sunset, this cocktail will certainly brighten your day and keep you in summer spirits.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 oz gin
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Sparkling water

Rim a glass with a wedge of grapefruit and then dip into a salt and grapefruit mixture. Add gin, lemon and grapefruit juices, and simple syrup to a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into the prepared glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with grapefruit zest and mint leaves.

Late Summer Spirits


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