I am always telling my kids that they’re taste buds change every 7 years so that they’ll keep trying foods. Honestly, I’ve never done any research into the validity behind this statement. I was told the same thing growing up. I wasn’t picky but there were a couple of foods that were off limits due to some unfortunate experiences I had very early on. Oatmeal and shrimp were no goes for me for years. When I got older I couldn’t stand the taste of gin. It tasted like Christmas tree to me. No, I’ve never tasted an actual Christmas tree but it tasted like what I imagined Christmas tree to taste like. (I’ve had this talk a few times) Well things have changed. Now I’m a gin fan. My first adventure into gin drinks was this Bella drink when we first moved to Oregon. Maybe being surrounded by pines has changed my tasted buds. 😉 Anyway…. this Grapefruit Tom Collins is so tasty!
The lemon and grapefruit juice is so refreshing and combines with the gin so well. The drink is so beautiful too. It has a light pink color and when you garnish it with a slice of bright lemon or grapefruit it brightens everything up! I’m going through my first Portland winter and dealing with all the clouds. It’s really great but when you’re used to winter in Arizona you realize that you need bright, pretty things and happy lamps! This drink is one of my new favorite bright pretty things. Give it a shot if you’re surrounded by clouds or snow and want to feel the bright, bright sun again!
Grapefruit Tom Collins
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz gin
- splash of club soda
- 1 c water
- 1 c sugar
Grapefruit Tom Collins.
- combine lemon and grapefruit juices, simple syrup and gin in an ice filled shaker
- pour into an ice filled glass
- top off with club soda
- garnish with lemon or grapefruit slices
- combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over med heat
- stir until sugar has completely dissolved
- remove from heat and pour into a jar
- store in fridge until ready to use