First, to all of you who’ve left comments on recent posts and haven’t heard back from me – I apologize! Apparently, Blogger has stopped notifying me about comments. and ugh, I’m not sure how to fix this. Please know I appreciate all of you and I hope to get back to personal replies soon.
And now on to today’s topic. In honor of the first weekend of summer, I have a frozen cocktail to share!
I started researching summer cocktails a few weeks ago and quickly found one to try first – my favorite Negroni, blended with fresh juice and crushed ice.
The first time through, I followed the recipe as written, including squeezing blood oranges and chilling the liquids prior to blending. It worked beautifully.
The second time through, I didn’t have any more blood oranges, so I substituted ruby red grapefruit juice (not even fresh-squeezed) and didn’t wait to chill. It worked beautifully. And for my taste, I actually liked the grapefruit better than the orange.
Frozen Negroni – makes 2 drinks
(inspired by Kitchn)
1 oz gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz red vermouth
3 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
1-1/2 cups coarsely crushed ice
Put the ice in the blender and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.
and have a wonderful long weekend. I’ll see you back here Tuesday!