Grapefruit juice has just the right amount of sweetness to make a stiff drink seem lighter. In cahoots with some Campari, it is sublime. I make my annual and renowned red greyhounds on Sept. 19 to celebrate mutual birthdays with Jimmy Fallon and Michael Symon.
Makes 1 cocktail
2 ounces Campari
1 ounce gin
4 ounces grapefruit juice
2 to 4 ounces tonic water, to taste
Fill a highball with ice and add Campari, gin and grapefruit juice.
Top off glass with tonic, stir gently and serve at once.