Gin Grapefruit Cocktail



Gin grapefruit cocktail

The Gin Grapefruit Cocktail is a refreshing and invigorating concoction that seamlessly blends the botanical richness of gin with the citrusy zing of fresh grapefruit. This cocktail is a delightful marriage of flavors, where the herbal notes of the gin perfectly complement the tart and slightly bitter profile of grapefruit. The result is a drink that is both complex and harmonious, offering a tantalizing experience for the palate. The cocktail is often further enhanced with a touch of simple syrup to balance the tartness and a sprig of rosemary or thyme for an herbal twist. Served over ice in a chilled glass, the Gin Grapefruit Cocktail is not only visually appealing with its vibrant hues but also a superb choice for those seeking a crisp and revitalizing libation that is both sophisticated and easy to savor on any occasion.


For the simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • juice of one grapefruit
  • peel of one grapefruit
  • 2 teaspoon sage leaves

For the cocktail

  • ½ cup grapefruit simple syrup
  • 1 cup gin
  • Soda water or even better grapefruit Italian soda or grapefruit flavored soda water

For the bruleed grapefruit garnish

  • 1 grapefruit sliced into circles about ¼ inch or so thick
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


step 01

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, water, sage leaves, and grapefruit peel to produce the simple syrup. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and syrupy and all the sugar has disintegrated. Pass this through a strainer and let it to cool fully. This will keep for weeks in a jar in your refrigerator.

step 02

To mix the drink, put the gin and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Give it a good shake. Pour into two glasses with ice on top, then slowly stir in soda water.

step 03

To assemble the garnish, place the grapefruit rounds on a heat-resistant surface and dust them with sugar. It will turn out to be more sugar than you anticipate, so the entire object should be blanketed in sugar.


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