I asked my wine shop friend, Jacob, for a fun spirit and he instantly reached for a bottle Pamplemousse Rose liqueur and gave me his recipe for a “Take the Nickel.” It’s very easy to make and lip-smackingly fresh and delicious.
The rose, which is really grapefruit and not rose at all, is mixed with rum, white vermouth, and fresh citrus (hence the lip-smacking). When I make this at home, I use the juice from a Meyer lemon, my favorite. It’s the perfect spring cocktail.
By the way, I have no idea why it’s called “Take the Nickel,” so if you know, please add your two cents in the comments.
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