Afternoon Delight Cocktail

Afternoon Delight Cocktail

With Arrested Development and a discussion of Marijuana legalization coming up in Episode 76 this week, I just couldn’t resist finding a drink that would tie the two items together. What better than an “afternoon delight?” This was a drink where I thought of the name and knew there must be a recipe to match it somewhere. And it turns out there were a lot of recipes. Pretty much every bartender out there seems to have come up with some cocktail by this name and none of them were in the least related. Reading all the recipes and picking the one I liked best (and had the ingredients for) was one of the most fun parts of the show. In case you haven’t seen Arrested Development here is how ‘Afternoon Delight’ is used in the show.

It is not every phrase that can be both a sexual and drug reference and so of course it needs to have a drink to go with it. For this episode I choose a simple, low-alcohol recipe that was heavy on the fruit and very refreshing. So sit back, relax, and take a long cool sip of afternoon delight.

Afternoon Delight

1 1/2 ounces gin
2 ounces orange juice
4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

Combine all ingredients over ice, stir and top with club soda.

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