Grapefruit infused gin is a favorite libation at my house. It only takes two ingredients and you can make it in 15 minutes. Preserve them while the fruit is sweet, flavorful and acidic, as citrus quality wanes over time.
If you've ever been to Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast, you've probably had a glass of this sweet, lemony liqueur at the end of a meal. Not only delicious, it is also very easy to make, especially when lemons are in season during the winter.
This blackberry liqueur is lovely served cold and neat or mixed in a cocktail. An interesting and tasty aperitif in keeping with la vie Francaise. I'll definitely be trying it out with some sparking wine or champagne for a blackberry Kir Royale.