With the weather being sunny and warm today, a gin and tonic isn’t completely out of place at this time of year. However, the grapefruit juice and zest make for a wonderful seasonal twist on this summer classic.
ST. GERMAIN GIN AND TONIC
4 cups ice, divided
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 ounce St. Germain
1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
4 ounces tonic water
grapefruit zest, to garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine 3 cups of ice, gin, St. Germain and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds.
Fill glass with remaining 1 cup of ice. Strain mixture into glass over ice. Stir in tonic water. Garnish with grapefruit zest.
Recipe adapted from Entertain Decorate Celebrate, March/April, 2014