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Drink of the Day: Southern Bride - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Southern Bride

September 5, 2014 | By |

Friday is already here!  Amazing how fast the work week goes when you have Monday off.  Now, we are here to get back into the weekend.  To compliment the ease of the work week, I am introducing a very easy, yet full of flavor cocktail to get Friday night started on the right note.  For all of you gin imbibers out there, this one I think you’re going to enjoy.

Maraschino liqueur is becoming one of my favorite ingredients due to its aromatic characteristics.  Combining this with the gin and grapefruit in this cocktail gives you a drink that seems more complicated than it really is.  And the ease of making it makes it even more enjoyable.  Especially when you don’t want to work any harder than you have to.  This one will only take you less than a minute to prepare.

Hope you have a great weekend.  Cheers!


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2 oz. Gin

1 oz. Grapefruit Juice

Splash of Maraschino Liqueur


Method:  In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour in all the ingredients to measure.  Cap with a tin and shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Optional:  To give a better presentation to your drink, add a couple maraschino cherries for garnish.


This Day in History:

1698 – Russia’s Peter the Great levied a tax on bearded men.

1774 – The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia.

1836 – The Republic of Texas made military hero Sam Houston their first president.

1997 – Mother Theresa of Calcutta, known for her work with the poor, died.


Notable Birthday:

Comedian Bob Newhart was born on this date in 1929.

Notable Quote:

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”  –  Warren Buffet





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