I’m not sure what happens to your taste buds as you grow up, but as the years go on, I find myself learning to love flavors and ingredients I couldn’t stand growing up. After staunchly avoiding mushrooms for the better part of 20 years, I now crave them on a regular basis. The same goes for brussels sprouts and collard greens. And last but not least — ginger. I always thought ginger tasted too “spicy” when I was younger, but now I want it in practically everything, from fried rice and roasted fish to delicious drinks. So when I saw the sixth Project Sip recipe from Jenn Gietzen and Kathryn McCrary, I was hooked, because one of the first ingredients is ginger beer. Their winter beverage choice includes a splash of grapefruit (a favorite of mine this time of year) and can be made with or without alcohol, depending on your preference. Thanks to the PS team for sharing another delicious drink with us! You can check out their last four drinks here. xo, grace
1 double shot of vodka
1/2 bottle of ginger beer (we recommend Cabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer)
quarter of grapefruit for juice
1) Pour vodka and ginger beer into copper mug.
2) Mix together with ice.
3) Squeeze quarter of grapefruit into drink for juice (watch out for seeds!).
4) Drop grapefruit into drink and enjoy!
Project Sip Creators: Jenn Gietzen and Kathryn McCrary
Hand lettering: Jenn Gietzen
Photography: Kathryn McCrary
Model: Sterling Graves