|Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten |
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 2 oranges)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit (from about 2 grapefruit)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 2 limes)
1 cup good quality vodka
an extra slice of lemon
about 2 Tbl granulated sugar
Rub the sliced lemon along the rims of 4 drinking glasses (martini glasses if you have them), leaving a film of lemon juice just along the edge. Spread the sugar over the base of a small dish, then dip the lemon-rimmed glasses into the sugar. Set aside to dry.
Combine the fruit juices and vodka in a pitcher, and keep cold in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, fill the sugar-rimmed glasses with ice cubes. Place additional ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, then fill the shaker about 3/4 full with the cocktail mixture. Shake for at least 30 seconds. (It’s important to give this a really good, thorough shake to get the drink really cold, and to dilute it with melted ice.) Pour into the sugar-rimmed glasses. Repeat filling the shaker with ice and cocktail mixture until all the drinks are filled.