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We’re almost half way through Old Fashioned Week and we are excited to contribute with this Grapefruit Old Fashioned. It’s a riff on the classic, with added flavours from grapefruit and tonic.

The grapefruit and the tonic add a rather bitter profile to this one. It’s really delicious if you, like us, love bitter cocktails.

Whenever we do Old Fashioned cocktails we try to use as heavy and sturdy glassware as possible. There’s just something with the feeling of drinking a rather delicate cocktail from massive glassware. Call us old fashioned if you like!

Cheers, and happy Old Fashioned weekend!

Grapefruit Old Fashioned


1,75 oz rye
0,5 oz grapefruit juice
0,5 oz tonic syrup
0,25 oz demerara syrup
3 dashes Scrappy’s grapefruit bitters


Stir all ingredients with fresh ice, strain into a heavy rocks glass over a large ice cube. And hope you all agree that two maraschino cherries are the perfect garnish here!in


rocks glass

The post Grapefruit Old Fashioned originally posted on Cocktail Detour.