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Recipe: No More Nifedipine Cooler


Pepibebe asked for a recipe for last night’s celebratory grapefruit cocktail, and since I only had the one, I can almost remember what I did. It’s based on this one, with a few adjustments.


One grapefruit
Brown sugar
White sugar
Fresh rosemary

1. Make the brown sugar/rosemary simple syrup. I used 1/2 c water and 1/3 c of a mix of brown and white sugar, about 1/3 brown and 2/3 white. In a saucepan, heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Then add 2 springs rosemary, simmer for 5 minutes, let cool.

2. Squeeze grapefruit. Mine yielded about 4 oz.

3. To grapefruit juice, add vodka and Cointreau. I used about 2 oz. vodka and 1 oz. Cointreau, because I am a lightweight and because we are running out of both and I am desperately cheap.

4. Pour some or most or all of the juice mixture over ice. (I went with “most” and put the rest in the fridge.) Add syrup to taste. Garnish with a fresh spring of rosemary.

5. Go take some pictures, because what is social media for, anyway?

6. Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery or sign any contracts. Maybe don’t write too many blog posts if a reputation for literacy is important to you. Enjoy.


4 thoughts on “Recipe: No More Nifedipine Cooler

  1. That sounds delicious!

  2. Oh holyshit that sounds amazing! And I have rosemary in the yard…hmmm…

  3. Well, now I want one. SEE what you’ve done?

    If only there were a no-more-antibiotics cocktail to look forward to. Perhaps I should make one up.

  4. MMMMMMM! I can’t be bothered to make any fancy ass simple syrup, but BOY does that sound tasty. I’ve been all about drinking sidecars lately…

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