I am completely admitting to the fact that I judge cocktails and wine bottles by their looks. Do you have a fun, chic label? Wine, I'm yours! Are you a pretty pink sip? I'm all in! Luckily this Lemongrass and Grapefruit Sake Cocktail from the ladies of Beijos Events fits the above category to a T; making it pretty much a Springtime staple and most certainly our new signature cocktail of choice.
I don't know about you but I love me some spring cocktails! There is something so refreshing about them. Its that time of the year where you are finding yourself outside more, and well a refreshing cocktail in hand is an added bonus while soaking up that golden sun. I recently become obsessed with lemongrass and trying new drinks with them.
Lemongrass and Grapefruit Sake Cocktail
|2 tablespoons packed chopped lemongrass (save some tips reserved for garnish)||1 TB chopped ginger|
|1 TB organic, blonde cane sugar||2 TB grapefruit + blood orange juice|
|6 TB strained pink grapefruit juice||1 cup (8 ounces) dry sake|
In a measuring pitcher or jar, muddle together the lemongrass, ginger, and sugar until the mixture is combined and smashed down pretty good. Work out the arms!
Add the citrus juice, muddle more and then stir in the grapefruit juice and sake.
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and into cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake it 50 times our until your fingers can?t take the cold any longer.
Strain into glasses filled partway with ice.
Garnish with a lemongrass tip and drink up!
Tip: Feel free to pre make and chill until your ready to shake and serve!