Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz Recipe

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grapefruit fizz
© Ken Carlton

It’s no coincidence that “creatives” flock to Paris. The streets are named after philosophers and it seems every great artist can boast a favorite Parisian watering hole. I was in the mood for something new when I happened upon this variation of a drink popular in the 1940s. Try it at the end of an especially long day and see what spirits it may unlock.

Grapefruit Fizz ingredients
© Ken Carlton

Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole fresh grapefruit
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • One egg white
  • One and a half jiggers of gin or vodka
  • Ice

grapefruit fizzMethod:

  • Fresh squeeze a quarter cup of juice from the grapefruit
  • Separate out one egg white in a bowl
  • Place both in a standard-sized cocktail mixer
  • Add two teaspoons of honey
  • Measure in a jigger or two of vodka or gin
  • Fill with ice
  • Shake vigorously for at least a minute until the concoction foams
  • Serve neat in a classic coupe or on the rocks in the prettiest glass you own
  • Sip quietly with pen and paper by side, just in case
Ken Carlton
Ken Carlton is an author and screenwriter. He is currently working on the screenplay for his latest novel, FOOD FOR MARRIAGE. He co-authored the award-winning memoir, THE HUNGER, the story behind Greenwich Village’s celebrity hotspot, The Waverly Inn. Ken wrote the "His Point of View" column for Cosmopolitan and appeared as a “dating expert” on Oprah. His television credits include shows on ABC, CBS, HBO and PBS. A New Yorker and Parisian at heart, he has written for President Jacques Chirac and scripted conferences in Paris for CNN and Fortune magazine. Never far from his passion for food, he is producing a documentary on the fishing industry in New England. Ken and his wife, a professor, split their time between Brooklyn, NY and Chicago.

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