Old George Cocktails

One of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach is MB Post, in part because of their delicious cocktails. They are not cheap though, so this weekend my friend Tasha and I decided to try our hand at recreating one of the best on the menu called the Old George. Ours were not bad, but I did miss the crushed ice they use at the restaurant!


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1/2 cup ice (crushed if you have it!)

1.5 oz. Vodka (we used Kettle One)

3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice

Splash of soda

1 tbsp. muddled raspberries (I don't have a muddler but the back of a spoon in a bowl worked fine)

Basil leaves for garnish

Sea salt

Place the salt on a plate or in a shallow bowl and water in a plate or shallow bowl nearby. Place the rim of the glass you are serving the drinks in into the water and then onto the plate with salt. Combine the rest of the ingredients into the glass and stir, floating the basil leaf on top.

*Measurements given are approximate. I just eyeballed it, which turned out to be a mistake since I am well-known for my heavy hand when it comes to making cocktails.