Cocktail Of The Day (because it’s always cocktail hour somewhere in the world)! Have I ever mentioned that I hate beer? Because I do. I hate it. And it’s not for lack of trying! I’ve put in the effort, I’ve tried Pilsners and Porters, Sours and Stouts and nothing sticks. The only exception I found came on a recent visit to Seattle’s No Anchor where I had a house made Grapefruit Radler- a perfectly balanced combination of fresh grapefruit juice, Campari and IPA. I immediately texted my husband to tell him we had to recreate it at home. Low and behold! I have no idea what the actual proportions were but I think we’ve done a decent job at a homemade version! Beer cocktails….who knew (the correct answer is everybody but me).
1 oz Campari
3 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
Combine Campari and Grapefruit Juice in a pint glass. Top with IPA. Sip like a boss!
Addendum: So after I posted this, I got a message from the folks at No Anchor and they kindly provided their official recipe for their housemade Radler!
1/2oz Grapefruit Oleo Saccharum
5oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
A pinch of salt
They advised that both your syrup and Campari should be cold when you build the drink. And in case you need a tutorial on easy, homemade oleo sacchrum, Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s got your back.