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Why Grapefruit And Cinnamon Are A Match Made In Drink Heaven
While grapefruit and cinnamon may seem like a novel pairing, the two flavors complement one another surprisingly well, making them a complex combination for cocktails.
Where grapefruit is sour and bitter, cinnamon is spicy and earthy, creating a nice contrast while still both having sweetness as a unifying tasting note.
One way to combine these flavors is to add them directly to the drink. For example, a paloma cocktail, which is made with grapefruit juice, can have cinnamon simple syrup added.
The other set of options is to add these ingredients to the drinking glass for a lighter and more aromatic effect, such as using a cinnamon stick as a garnish.