Pink Grapefruit and Gin Slush
22 comments - 06.13.2017
I know this doesn’t sound like a problem to you, but I’ve got too much gin on my hands. I love gin but suddenly I found myself with five or six bottles of the stuff. I do plan on more Gin and Tonics, Martinis, Negronis, Jasmines, Rosemary Gimlets, and other gin-forward cocktails in my future. But I also had too many pink grapefruits on hand, the result of Romain bringing home a bag of them the same day that I did. Great minds think alike, I suppose…even if they’re thinking in two different languages.
Now that it’s summer, I thought it was the perfect time to slush things up. Unlike granita, this Pink Grapefruit and Gin Slush doesn’t need to be stirred; you just pour everything into a tub, and freeze it. Yes, you heard that right – no stirring, no work. For those two reasons alone, I can’t imagine a more perfect summer dessert. (That it contains gin might count as a third one?)
When it’s ready, you simply give the mixture a stir with a spoon, fork, or ice cream scoop, and pile it into glasses. Then drink (or spoon) it up.
Pink Grapefruit Gin Slush
I always like to use fresh citrus juice but if fresh grapefruits aren't available, store-bought pink grapefruit juice will work as well. Should you want the slush to be more gin-forward, use the larger amount of gin. If you're not a fan of gin, vodka will work in its place, as would tequila, which a reader mentioned in the comments. (Thanks!)
- 4 servings
- 2 cups (500ml) pink grapefruit juice, preferably freshly squeezed
- 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup (60-80ml) gin