This bright, sunny day has me thirsty for a refreshing cocktail.
Ted Haigh has come to the rescue yet again. You may recognize this as an Aviation; we’ve subbed grapefruit for lemon.
The cherry liqueur I used was quite tart, which prompted me to substitute the sweeter ruby red grapefruit juice. The mint garnish is a touch of genius, playing off the herbaceousness of the gin and cutting through the sweet-tart combination of cherry and grapefruit.
I couldn’t find much on the history of this drink, though “Seventh Heaven” is the name for all sorts of other interesting things like a revolving restaurant in the Ostankino Tower in Moscow, a frequent flier program for Air Jamaica and a Dutch romantic comedy.