Cocktail Hour: Italian Greyhound

A Feteful Life: Cocktail Hour - Italian GreyhoundI’m on a big Italian kick right now. I love how simple combinations of flavors can become something truly spectacular. And, this cocktail is exactly that — spectacular. I’ve had several greyhounds in my day but the addition of some rosemary sugar and bitters really takes this one to the next level. If the grapefruit juice is a bit thick or sweet for you, you could always add some club soda to lighten it up.

Italian Greyhound


1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1/4 cup sugar
1 ounce gin
4 ounces pink grapefruit juice


Combine the finely chopped rosemary and the sugar in a small bowl and place on a rimmed plate. Wet the rim of your glass with some of the grapefruit juice and place in the sugar mixture to coat. Fill the glass with ice and add the gin and grapefruit juice. Top off with a dash or two of bitters, then stir gently. Add a sprig of rosemary for garnish. Enjoy!

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Cocktail Hour: The Elegant Spice

A Feteful Life: The Elegant Spice CoctailIt’s officially Spring (despite the fact that we still have some lingering snow on the ground)¬†and I for one couldn’t be more happy about that! I’m in love with this pretty pink cocktail and it couldn’t be more perfect for the change of season. The fresh grapefruit and lime juice keeps it light and fresh but the addition of some cardamom bitters gives just a hint of spice and warmth. Drink up!

The Elegant Spice {by Scrappy’s Bitters}


1 1/2 ounces white rum
2 1/2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce cointreau
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1-2 dashes scrappy’s cardamom bitters
squeeze of lime


Combine all of the ingredients in an old fashioned glass and serve with ice.