Sometimes you just need a cocktail. I am of the opinion that the proximity of the weekend has little to do with whether or not a properly mixed gin and tonic is appropriate. It is appropriate. Because sometimes a little sparkly drink is the best way to celebrate the middle of the week, to turn an otherwise rote evening into a special occasion. On harder weeks, a cocktail is a nice way to insert a little pampering into a tough routine.
I never appreciate cocktails until I can’t have one. I’m currently in the middle of a clean eating/digestive repair protocol that prohibits alcohol and many of my other vices — chocolate, coffee, these cookies. So in honor of my longing for a crisp glass of rosé, a tinkly tumbler of bourbon, a tall and shimmery beer, here’s a little cocktail I’ve been keeping in the archives for just such an occasion. Cheers.Texas Twist
white grapefruit juice – bottled, canned or freshly squeezed
2 oz. spiced rum
dash of angostura bitters
splash of club soda
Stir together first three ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice. Add a splash of club soda – makes one serving. Would be excellent with a wedge of candied ginger and an extra wedge of grapefruit. (Have an extra for me, will you?)