Fresh grapefruit tonic

To emphasize its freshness, this refreshing cocktail is served at GocHi Fusion Tapas with half a pink grapefruit and a citrus squeezer for you to finish the drink yourself. Made with a clean distilled Japanese spirit called shochu, similar to vodka but lighter in alcohol and calories.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) shochu or vodka
  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 grapefruit (about 1/2 cup)
  • Tonic water

Preparation

  1. Fill a highball (12-ounce) glass with ice. Add shochu/vodka, grapefruit juice, and tonic water to fill. Or skip the alcohol for a juice-and-tonic refresher.

Notes

  • Iichiko is a popular and well-regarded shochu brand.
  • In California and New York, shochu is sometimes labeled soju (a distilled Korean beverage) because of less restrictive regulations for soju that allow it to be sold under a beer and wine license.

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