Word has spread that we love local fruit, and with that comes the occasional surprise -- like 15 boxes of grapefruit from our neighbor's tree in the middle of winter, when we'd all but stopped thinking of fresh fruit. The tall, thorny, deep green tree hid what seemed like countless yellow fruits. We squeezed almost ten gallons of the tart, pink juice and added it to a blend of crisp, light apples for a delicate méthod ancestrale sparkle. The final touch after disgorgement was a splash of late season Meyer lemon from a different neighbor for an assertively citrusy yet refined sparkling cider.
Notes: Lemon peel, red grapefruit, apple peel, ocean minerals