Choose a Category

Aug 1, 2012

Grapefruit-Gin Cocktail Shake

I don't know how August snuck up on me so fast. Wasn't it just June last week? Apparently not, but no way am I going to let the rest of summer get away from me as quickly as it has been! It's my favorite season but somehow it always seems to be the shortest. Funny how that works isn't it? 

To keep summer on my mind I made these monstrously delicious and oh so refreshing, grapefruit-gin cocktail shakes. Vanilla ice cream plus raspberry sorbet plus a teensy bit of grapefruit juice plus a splash of gin equals amazing. It's simple, cool and sweet... just the way I like my summers too. 

Normally I don't like the flavor of grapefruit but in this drink it adds just a small amount of its unique citrus-y flavor that compliments the creamy vanilla ice cream and bold taste of the raspberry sorbet. Top this cocktail shake with a slice of lemon and you're in business. 

This is the perfect frozen treat for summer, I love it, it is soooo good! And the gin...well that's just an added bonus :)

Grapefruit-Gin Cocktail Shake

1 pint raspberry sorbet

1/3 to 2/3 cup pink grapefruit juice, chilled

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1/4 cup gin or pink grapefruit juice

lemon slices

In blender combine sorbet and 1/3 cup grapefruit juice; cover and blend until smooth. Blend in ice cream and gin. If necessary, blend in additional grapefruit juice. Divide among four tall glasses. Garnish with lemon slices. Makes 4 servings. 


Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens

After talking to one of my favorite bloggers, Kiersten, I'm thinking of revisiting the idea of holding a food photography & styling workshop next spring. I might have found the perfect place for it. Email me ( if you want to be put on a waiting list, even before any of the details are worked out. 

CommentsCategories Drinks