Grapefruit Fizz

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in Brandy | One Comment

Fun with the Out-LawsMacro photo of fizzy cocktail and grapefruit slice

Any minute now, G will back from the airport with his parents. I should be doing one more house pick-me-up, but I already worked hard today. And it’s happy hour.

Sipping on a Grapefruit Fizz, I sit back, waiting for the headlights to swoop across the windows. This drink is … different. Bright. It’s oddly similar to a Dark and Stormy.

The grapefruit makes me think of Borrego Springs. Years ago, my dad had a tree or two in his yard there, and my sister and I would weave in and out of the branches to fill paper sacks of the sweetly floral fruits. Tickled. Over grapefruit.

This is what I’m thinking when the door swings open with a rush of night air and a penguin shuffle of suitcases. Heyyy! Maybe we’ll escape to Borrego Springs this weekend to see the desert flowers.

San Diego To-Do List for Parental Visit in the Springtime

  • Shopping mall / restaurant outdoors experience
  • Torrey Pines Gliderport to watch the paragliders jump off the cliff
  • Drive out to the desert to see the flowers
  • Go to Extraordinary Desserts
  • Tour the Star of India and take the Berkeley’s cruise on the bay on the Pilot for an extra $3

What should we do with out-of-state parents in San Diego? Tweet it to us or tell us about it on Facebook.

Grapefruit Fizz

  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 2 oz. fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
  • top with lime soda

Fill a tumbler with ice. Layer in brandy, juice, then soda and stir gently. Use a taller glass for more juice and soda.Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

CAUTION: Drinking before visiting with family … hmm. A great idea? Or a good idea? We shall soon see…

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1 Comment

  1. Wendy
    March 5, 2010

    Right. One or two trees. As long as it equals one or two drinks!


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