The grapefruit are not only great to display – they make one heck of a yummy cocktail! The Cielo Rosso (Italian for Red Sky) is my cocktail of the moment (but that could change at any time!). When I read it won the Las Vegas competition called Shake it Up: The Battle of the Mixologists, I had to whip it up! It has a festive red color which makes it perfect around the holidays (or any time as far as I’m concerned)! It involves lots of squeezing but it’s so worth it! I will definitely be making this for New Year’s Eve!
2 ounces SKYY Infusions Citrus (I use plain vodka)
2 ounces Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup (combine equal parts water and sugar, boil until dissolved, cool)
Fresh BasilShake ingredients with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a fresh basil leaf.
I usually quadruple (or more!) the recipe for parties. Make a batch in advance and get your party started!