Midnight Ruby

1 oz Gin
1 oz Campari
12 oz Black Balsams
1 oz Grapefruit juice
Shake, strain, rocks, low-ball
Very bitter aftertaste, delight grapefruit flavor. May need a touch of lemon or lime if the grapefruit is very sweet. Also very, very good without the gin.
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Had this again tonight. It's

Had this again tonight. It's really a great cocktail. The Black Balsams adds quite a bit of complexity and depth and the grapefruit juice keeps it fresh and vibrant. Simply great. I can easily get Black Balsams in Boston. It's worth seeking out. My Latvian friend recommends aging it in the bottle for at least a year. Maybe I should put a few away for the future ;)