Thursday, December 1, 2011

GJ Royale

A couple of summers ago, when we got our first redneck pool, we were hosting redneck pool parties nearly every Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  It usually ended up being a bunch of girls floating in the pool and Scott tending bar... he didn’t seem to mind. 

He came up with this one as a twist on the Grapefruit Juicy-Fruit.  It is refreshing and tasty like the original, but using bubbly instead of vodka makes it more festive and kinda girly.  It was a big hit with the girls and quickly became the official redneck pool party cocktail.

You don’t have to use an expensive champagne for this drink.  We are actually partial to Cava, Spanish bubbly... Poema Extra Dry is one of our faves.  But, Korbel Extra Dry is always good too.

While GJ Royale’s are best when served to bikini clad women in a pool, they can also be enjoyed while laying in a hammock.

GJ Royale

Short Shot Amaretto
Pink Grapefruit Juice

Fill a wine glass with ice.  Half fill glass with bubbly, add Amaretto. 
Finish filling glass with grapefruit juice. Stir well.  Garnish with a peeled grapefruit wedge, if desired.


  1. Would love to share one with you guys!

  2. AnnieO, I'm pretty sure you were one of the bikini ladies here when they were first invented, weren't you? But, either way, we will drink them together in the pool soon!