Grapefruit Crusta

Holiday Cocktails

Lemon is the traditional citrus choice in this classic cocktail, however during the holidays I transform this into a special cocktail with the addition of grapefruit juice.

Grapefruit Crusta

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Holiday Cocktails


  • sugar (as needed)
  • 2 ounce cognac
  • 1 teaspoon orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Curaçao)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 citrus twist (as garnish)


Prepare a glass by moistening the rim and lining it in sugar. Combine cognac, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with medium ice cubes. Shake and strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with a citrus twist.