One of my favorite cocktails on our recent visit to New Orleans was one I had at the bar at the National World War II Museum believe it or not.
Who knew this beautiful museum had a bar!?! An awesome restaurant and bar actually – called The American Sector – with yummy drinks and treats. And what a joy it was to sit there and buy a drink for a World War II veteran we met and chatted with for a little while in between activities and exhibits.
If you make a visit to New Orleans, this museum is a MUST SEE! I do not consider myself a history buff, and I am ashamed to say I did not pay very good attention to history in school. This museum, which combines galleries and exhibits, a 4-D movie, and interactive activities made learning the stories of heroism, tragedy and liberation enjoyable and interesting.
But back to this drink. I don’t recall what it was called on the menu, but I do recall what was listed in it, and I have tried a few times to recreate it at home.
Last weekend, at the end of a beautiful sunny, warm Autumn day, I made this one that was just what I was hoping for. This drink is not for “froo froo” sweet cocktail drinkers. It is sour and tart and refreshing. Since I can’t recall what it was called, and since I made it my own way, I am giving it my own name. I call it Jodi’s Grapefruit Gin Gimlet. If you are a gin lover like me, I hope you’ll give this refreshing cocktail a try.
Jodi's Grapefruit Gin Gimlet
Fill Cocktail Shaker with ice. Add gin, liquer, freshly squeezed juice of one whole grapefruit and one lime. Shake vigorously. Pour in cocktail glass.
If the grapefruit is a little too tart, you can stir in a 1/2 teaspoon of powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Friday Weekend Cheers & Hugs,