And Now For My Recipe Recommendation to go with my review of Paw Of the Jungle by Diane Kelly.
In the Paw Enforcement Series, Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz’s beat is right by the Fort Worth Cultural District. One of my favorite restaurants there is Fireside Pies, a local chain in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Not only do they serve creative, artisanal pizzas and salads, the bar is also excellent. My favorite cocktail served there is a Grapefruit Rickey. Here is my spin on their recipe. Of course, I always think BIG, so my recipe is for a pitcher of Grapefruit Rickeys. Cheers, Y’all.
1 1/2 cups vodka (such as Sobieski)
2 cups fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (from 2 – 3 grapefruit)
1/2 cup elderflower liqueur
1/2 cup lime juice (5 – 6 small limes)
1/2 cup simple syrup
Fill 4 to 5 highball glasses with ice. Pour mixture over ice, top with club soda and garnish with grapefruit.