Gin Grapefruit Gimlet

I always love a refreshing gin cocktail for the summer. To me, there is no more perfect cocktail than a gin and tonic. It’s tart and refreshing. This gin grapefruit gimlet is taking the classic gin and tonic and adding a splash of seasonal flavor with the hint of grapefruit. It’s an incredibly easy cocktail to whip up for you or a crowd. Explore more cocktail recipes here

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I’m all about using seasonal ingredients that highlight the flavors I love. This gin grapefruit gimlet is an easy summertime sipper and looks incredibly flashy when served in a coupe glass. 

This recipe is one of those simple yet elegant takes on two classics: a gimlet and a gin and tonic. Both of which highlight lime in the recipe, making it incredibly easy for them to work together. 

My preferred gin for this drink is Sipsmith. I’ve been a fan of theirs since I discovered them two years ago because it truly is the most sippable gin. It’s just a classically good gin and one that I swear could make any gin hater a gin believer. 

For this cocktail, all you need to do is add all of the ingredients together (except the tonic water) and shake until well combined. Pour into a cocktail glass and top with tonic water. I like using Canada dry sugar-free tonic water.

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Gin Grapefruit Gimlet
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, gin, grapefruit
Servings: 2
  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 5 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 cup ice
  • tonic water to top
  1. Place two coupe glasses in freezer to get cold.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, grapefruit juice, granulated sugar, lime juice and ice. Shake vigorously.

  3. Strain into coupe glasses and top with tonic water.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

Author: Cynthia

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