By: Anna Stone, Beverage Manager, Mohonk Mountain House
Celebrate Spring with our featured cocktail of the month, Spring Training. This delicious and refreshing cocktail features fresh basil leaves and tart grapefruit juice. It’s the perfect cocktail to welcome warmer weather.
“Nothing heralds the approaching warm weather like Spring Training Baseball. The Grapefruit League in Florida is a warm weather rite of passage.”
–Abe Kim, Mohonk Bartender and Creator of the Spring Training Cocktail
Try this signature cocktail at Mohonk’s Carriage Lounge or create it at home, using the following ingredients.
3 Slices of Red Grapefruit
5 Basil Leaves
3 Dashes of Grapefruit Bitters
1 1/2 oz. of Grapefruit Juice
1 1/2 oz. of Ron Zacapa Rum
Splash of Grapefruit Soda
Teaspoon of Basil Sugar
Combine grapefruit slices, basil leaves, bitters, grapefruit juice, and rum in shaker. Shake well with ice. Double strain into highball filled with ice cubes and rimmed with basil sugar. Top with a splash of grapefruit soda and garnish with a grapefruit wedge and fresh basil leaf. Enjoy!
Try the original Mohonk Spring Training cocktail at our Carriage Lounge or explore our complete menu of specialty cocktails, updated seasonally.