Ideal Cocktail
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About this Cocktail

I had some lovely Louisiana grapefruit screaming to be used, so decided that you can't go wrong with an Ideal Cocktail...I mean the name says it all right?

  • 1 part dry gin
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • .25 parts fresh grapefruit juice (strained if possible)
  • A dash of Maraschino liqueur
  • A single maraschino cherry (the good kind of course) for garnish

Combine ingredients (excluding the cherry) in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously until you feel sufficiently pleased with yourself.
Strain into a cocktail glass with the cherry and enjoy.

  • Peter Bodenheimer
    Had it again last night and I do think it's perfect for the warm muggy weather that's now rolled into New Orleans.

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