Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
This easy Grapefruit Gin Cocktail only has 3 ingredients and not only tastes great, but it looks pretty too. Use your favorite gin, elderflower liqueur, and fresh grapefruit juice to make this perfect pink cocktail.
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Grapefruit juice and elderflower liqueur are a flavor match made in heaven. Add your favorite gin and you have a Grapefruit Gin Cocktail that will be your new favorite. Make a craft cocktail at home with only 3 ingredients!
Ingredients Needed to Make a Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
- gin of choice
- freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
- elderflower liqueur such at St-Germain
- a fresh sprig of rosemary, optional
How to Make this Cocktail
Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit and strain out the pulp using a fine-mesh sieve. Add all of the cocktail ingredients and fresh ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 20-30 seconds to ensure the cocktail is nice and cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary if desired and enjoy!
What is Elderflower Liqueur?
Elderflower Liqueur is a floral and sweet liqueur that can be enjoyed on its own or in a craft cocktail. This liqueur is made from elderflowers which have their own unique scent and taste. The most common brand of elderflower liqueur is St-Germain. Most liquor stores have St-Germain and a few options that are less expensive as well.
Tips for Making This Cocktail
- I used pink grapefruit for this cocktail but you can use whatever type of grapefruit you have. Red grapefruit would be really pretty and a little sweeter.
- Straining the pulp from the grapefruit juice will ensure a smooth cocktail and an easier pour into the glass. Make sure you use fresh grapefruit juice.
- If you choose to garnish with a rosemary spring, if you gently press and roll the piece between your finger you will release the oils and the aroma will be stronger, enhancing the drink.
- The better the gin you use, the better the drink will taste. I would recommend using a more aromatic and herbal gin like Aviation or Hendricks.
- Make sure you shake your cocktail until it is nice and cold. I always give a few extra shakes when I think I’m done just for good measure. This cocktail is best when super cold.
Tools to Make A Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
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Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
- cocktail shaker
- measuring jigger
- fine mesh sieve
- 2 oz gin
- 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice, strained
- 1 oz elderflower liqueur (I used St-Germain)
- sprig of rosemary as garnish
- Juice the grapefruit and strain the liquid from the pulp. Discard the pulp.
- Add all of the ingredients and fresh ice to a cocktail shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary for aroma, and enjoy! Cheers!
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