Grapefruit-wine cocktail is a French beverage that has to be drunk well chilled and can be served as aperitif or for accompanying a seafood barbecue. In fact, its sweetness and delicately acidulous taste mixed with a very soft bitterness perfectly marry the taste of grilled fish and sea food. Delices and Gourmandises presents you a delicious recipe of this drink.
The “piscine pamplemousse” is the original name of the grapefruit-wine cocktail. For a glass of it, you will need: 2cl Cointreau, 2cl curaçao, 3cl dry gin, 5cl fresh grapefruit juice. Put all the ingredients in a shaker, shake well and pour the beverage in a cocktail glass. Decorate with a slice of lemon and a mint fresh mint leave. If needed or asked, put an ice cube in it. It is recommended to prepare a glass at a time as the bitterness of the grapefruit may be more pronounced if you let the drink pause too long.
Delices and Gourmandises recommends to replace the Cointreau with a fruity rosé wine. The Jardin d’Émeraude which is a rosé wine from the Pays du Gard, and the Fleurs de Garrigue which is a rosé wine from Côtes du Rhône will be perfect.
The wine cellar of Delices and Gourmandises hides many treasures: high quality wines and aperitifs drinks that come from all the greatest vineyards of France. For an aperitif, you will have the possibility to choose between many rosés wines with fruity and sunny aromas that would also be perfect for preparing cocktails.
Besides the Jardin d’Émeraude and the Fleurs de Garrigue, the Chateau du Plantier is also recommended for doing so. And if you like the grapefruit drinks, you can try, and adopt, the rosé aperitif wine aromatized with grapefruit.2016-05-05