Monday Funday #12: Smoked Grapefruit


Happy Monday, readers!

We hope you all had wonderful weekends, but now it is time to get back to business.

The business of making some delicious original cocktails, that is!

This week we’ve got something classic and simple, with a bit of spice and sweetness to take it over the top. Are you ready?

You see, we found some excellent grapefruit at the farmers market this weekend, and decided that we must find a cocktail worthy of it. So we did!

Now lets just cut to the chase and get going with the recipe, okay?

For the Smoked Grapefruit, you will need:


  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • chili powder, to taste

Gather all of your ingredients plus your jiggers, cocktail shaker, fruit press, and martini glass.

First, put your bitters into your shaker glass. Remember to hold the bitters bottle vertically, directly over the glass. Each shake is one dash.


Now add your 2 oz bourbon.


Next, add in your grapefruit juice.


Now measure out your 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar, and pour it in. Give it a little stir so it does not clump.


Finally, put a small pinch of chili powder in the glass. Be careful with how much you add, you only want a very, very small amount. You can always add more, but if you start with too much, you are going to regret it.


Now fill your shaker tin 2/3 full of ice, pour the ingredients in, attach the shaker glass, and shake for 30-60 seconds.

Now strain that into your martini glass.

Last but not least, add a sprinkle of the chili powder on top to garnish.


And there you have it! A smokey, slightly sweet, and very delicious bourbon cocktail to cure all your ills.


Cheers everyone!



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