for your next cocktail hour ... and what we're eating
If you know me, you know I am a wine girl ... except when I want a cocktail. Ha! This time of year I crave citrus in both solid and liquid form, so my cocktail of choice during these bleak winter months is the beautiful pink-grapefruit hued greyhound. Pink grapefruit juice out of the carton will do, but freshly squeezing those gorgeous orbs elevates this to perfection. Salt the rim if you'd like for a Salty Dog. I'm salty enough already, so I go without (wink).
The Perfect Greyhound*
2 oz. premium vodka
4-6 oz. freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
a wedge of lime for garnish
In a double old-fashioned glass, fill with ice cubes; pour vodka, then grapefruit juice. Stir. Garnish or leave plain, it's up to you.
Enjoy with crisp potato chips during cocktail hour or with a pile of pork carnitas tacos at dinner. Yum.
*especially when it's made by the handsome Mr. Klein
Saturday: Green enchiladas with an avocado-grapefruit salad
Sunday: Salmon chowder and homemade Irish soda bread; served with a pint of stout, of course!
Monday: Stir-fried beef and asparagus; served with brown rice
Tuesday: Mushroom pasta with fresh ricotta
Wednesday: Fish po'boys with shredded cabbage and spicy mayo
Thursday: Red pepper and onion ricotta frittata with toast
Friday: Spicy shrimp with yogurt; served with cucumbers and roti
Happy eating and drinking, -s.