COCKTAIL HOUR | The Molly Ringwald

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The change of seasons always brings about excitement for new produce at the market, but also an urgency to enjoy the last of what’s currently in season. Grapefruit happens to be a favorite of mine, and I’m always a little sad to see its price rise, so I’m stocking up and enjoying it while I can! Utilizing some bare supplies I already had on hand, I thought I’d try using my favorite citrus fruit in a fresh cocktail perfect for Springtime. This pink grapefruit cocktail is so pretty and subtly sweet, I decided to name it after my favorite Brat Pack member and the star of Pretty in Pink: Molly Ringwald. Turns out, I enjoy it just as much as I do the movie!

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Beginning by zesting your washed grapefruit. You’ll want some longer strands to save for garnish, but you’ll also want to get some zest from past the grapefruit peel and into the rind to shake with the other ingredients. Next, cut the grapefruit in half and squeeze out the juice into the cocktail shaker over one (or two) ice cubes. Dump about a teaspoon of grapefruit zest on top, then using your jigger, measure out 2 ounces of vodka and 1 ounce of Godiva white chocolate liqueur into the cocktail shaker. Shake until the ice cube is almost gone, and pour through the cocktail shaker’s strainer over ice. garnish with some of the reserved grapefruit peel, and enjoy!

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14 Responses

  1. You had me at the Molly RIngwald.

  2. Before this post I didn’t know that Godiva white chocolate liqueur existed and now it is critical to my existence that I procure it.

    And I’m with the commenter above. The name had me!

  3. Tara says:

    White chocolate liqueur?? There is no way that’s good for my diet… but I need to have it!

    • Mandi says:

      I love using it instead of a simple syrup and cream. Though I’d be hard pressed to think of a cocktail that calls for both of those…. I suppose in lieu of syrup and cream, though, it might not be so bad, eh? (I can justify basically anything, by the way… haha)

  4. Meredith says:

    LOVE the little rose glass and LOVE grapefruit. Cheeky name ;)

  5. Bianca says:

    mm I want to try this so bad! right now its just hot toddys for me! got a cold XP they’re the worst when the weather is decent :P

  6. Heather says:

    Funny! I made up a cocktail I coined the Molly Ringwald a few summers ago! My version calls for Gin, Trader Joe’s pink lemonade, and a spritz of rose water.

  7. Lisa W. says:

    Looks divine:) Hope your doing well:) And can’t wait to see “What Lucy wore” bare legged and all!

  8. Oh lord, that drink sounds divine.

  9. Amy Jo says:

    I love grapefruit.

  10. Courtenay says:

    I can’t wait until I finish nursing. Looks decadent. And your photos are amazing.

  11. Jess says:

    Hooray for local Ohio vodka! I got to tour watershed distillery and it was awesome.

  12. Found your blog via Shutterbean, and I’m SO happy I’m here. This drink is so pretty, and I may be making one of these as soon as to-night!!!

  13. Jess says:

    FYI all, liquor outlet stores carry generic White Chocolate Liqueurs at a third of the cost of the Godiva :)