Put on Your Blinders

Those cherries are full of booze as well

Those cherries are full of booze as well

Don’t cocktails have the best names? We’d never heard of blinders until we were searching for recipes that would make great use of fresh grapefruit juice and behold we saw the light. On that note we’ll just get to the recipe.


  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon or rye*
  • 4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp grenadine

Fill a tall glass three quarters of the way up with ice. Pour in liquor, then juice. Drizzle in grenadine and garnish with a cocktail cherry.

*We tried bourbon and rye and were happy with both. The bourbon is a bit sweeter, but not overly so.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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7 Responses to Put on Your Blinders

  1. Sounds great and I love your little cocktail stick for the cherries πŸ™‚

  2. Mary says:

    I have got to get a set of those little cherry picks!

  3. Andrea says:

    Gotta try this! Big bourbon fans in our house and we just received a crate of grapefruit as a gift!

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    I love grapefruit juice and fresh is even better. I’ll definitely save this one for one of our hotter summer days.

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