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Freshly Pressed

While browsing cocktail recipes, trying to come up with something for this lovely Cocktail Thursday, I ran across several reviews (amateur and professional) of Tanqueray No. 10 that commented on its citrus notes. Since No. 10 is my “starter gin” and the only one that I keep in the liquor cabinet (for now), I decided to play on that. We have a couple of grapefruits from our CSA in the fridge, so I decided to go with the Freshly Pressed, a grapefruit-and-gin concoction.


How could you go wrong?

This is one classy gin and juice. The citrus and gin go together so well, they practically seem to intertwine in your mouth. It’s mildly sweet, but far from cloying.

freshly pressed


As the hubby pointed out, it is a pretty pink drink, but that’s all natural beauty. He claimed he could never order it in a bar… but I’ve seen him do worse.

Freshly Pressed
Serves: 2
  • juice of one grapefruit (about 4 oz)
  • 2 oz gin, preferably Tanqueray No. 10 (or another mild gin with citrus notes)
  • ¼ oz light agave nectar
  • ¼ oz warm water
  • dash bitters
  1. Mix the grapefruit juice and gin in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Stir the agave nectar and water together in a small bowl and add the diluted agave nectar to the shaker with the other ingredients along with a dash of bitters.
  3. Shake well and strain into cocktail glasses.


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13 Thoughts on “Freshly Pressed

  1. YUM! I could use one (or 3) of those about now!

  2. Instead of agave, I did honey and a dash of cinnamon to warm it up a bit.
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  4. Days like these call for a stiff drink…and this is just what the doctor ordered 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!
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  6. This drink sounds perfect. Too bad, it’s only 9 a.m. right now. Sigh.
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  7. gin and grapefruit juice? i am in love! …and SO picking up a mickey of the stuff for Christmas vaca this year. “I got bitches in the living room gettin it on…And, they ain’t leavin til six in the mornin (six in the mornin)” i love gin and juice!
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