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Charred Grapefruit Gin & Tonic #BBQWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. 
I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone. 
This recipe is intended for readers 21 years and older. Please drink responsibly.

Welcome to the fourth day of our fantastic #BBQWeek. Though the event goes for one more day, today is my final post. I had a major kitchen fail with the dessert that I had planned for tomorrow and I didn't have time to re-do it...I am currently in the boonies with the 8th grade class, wrangling them to prepare, cook, and serve four different international menus. Sometimes I really do wonder about my sanity. But I hope that (1) they have a memorable graduation camping trip and (2) are inspired to make some of these dishes in the future.

In any case, #BBQWeek has been a fun and food-filled event coordinated by Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. Not only did they organize all of the food bloggers, but they lined up some fantastic sponsors who shipped us ingredients and items for use in creating recipes for the event. So nice! 

And our generous sponsors are also offering prizes to our readers. So, don't forget to check out the prizes and enter the giveaway from our sponsors: my intro to #BBQWeek post!

Day Four #BBQWeek Recipes...

Charred Grapefruit Gin & Tonic

Gin and tonics are one of my favorite summer sippers. Imagine sitting in the sweltering heat, overlooking a lake or shoreline. Now add a slice of salt-sprinkled grilled grapefruit and you have a winner. I like to use St. George Botanivore gin with its bergamot notes. And, because I am allergic to quinine, I use a locally made tonic syrup.


Ingredients makes 2 cocktails
  • 4 slices organic pink grapefruit
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces tonic (I am allergic to quinine, so I use a quinine-free tonic syrup)
  • 2 ounces soda
  • salt (I used fleur de sel)
  • Also needed: ice, grill or grill pan, cocktail shaker, muddler, two rocks glasses



Procedure
Heat a gas grill or grill pan over medium heat. Place grapefruit on grill and cook, flipping once, until lightly charred, approximately 1 minute on each side. Remove from heat and set aside. Slice 1 in half for the garnish and sprinkle with salt.

In a cocktail shaker or large mason jar, muddle 2 to 3 slices of grilled grapefruit, extracting as much juice from the slices as you can. Fill the container with ice and pour in gin and tonic. Shake or stir to combine.


To an ice-filled glass, strain in the gin mixture. Top with soda and garnish with grilled grapefruit slice.

Cheers!

This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly. Thank you to #BBQWeek Sponsors Adam’s Extracts, Michigan Asparagus, and Not Ketchup for providing the prizes free of charge. These sponsors also provided bloggers with samples and product to use for creating #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are my own.
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  1. I love this drink so much. Gin has been my go-to spirit lately, and I love grapefruit (but the hubby hates it). I can't wait to try this cocktail this summer!

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