This Grapefruit Gimlet Cocktail is:
- Super refreshing
- Packed with flavor
- Sweet and sour
- Great to make a big batch of and serve at a party
The fresh grapefruit and lime juices make this cocktail complete. There’s no substitute for the real deal when it comes to juice: fresh squeezed makes the difference. The fresh grapefruit and lime juices provide a pleasant acidity which pairs well with the sweet syrup and herbal gin. You can absolutely use bottled juice, but if you have the real deal, then use fresh.
What’s In This Grapefruit Gimlet?
- Gin of choice: whether you like a earthy, mild, or botanical gin, any will work for this cocktail!
- Grapefruit Juice: fresh squeezed please! If not, the bottled will work but the freshness makes a ton of difference.
- Lime Juice: same as above, fresh squeezed if possible.
- Simple Syrup: I made a grapefruit simple syrup (so easy, I’ll post the recipe below) but if you have normal simple syrup or Roses’s Lime that’ll do!
Grapefruit seems to be one of those fruits you either love or hate. I can’t get enough grapefruit, I love the tartness, the sweetness, and eating it out of the peel. My husband, on the other hand, can’t stand the stuff. More for me I guess!
How Do I Made Grapefruit Simple Syrup?
- In a large mason jar, add the peels from 1 grapefruit, 1/2 cup is sugar, and 1/2 cup water.
- Allow the peels to soak for 1 hour- not much longer or else they will get bitter.
- Remove the peels and refrigerate the syrup!
As always, if you make grapefruit gin gimlet be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!
Grapefruit Gin Gimlet
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce grapefruit infused simple syrup (recipe in Notes) or normal simple syrup, or Rose's Lime Syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 oz seltzer to top
- In a tumbler, add the gin, grapefruit syrup, lime juice, and ice. Shake well, pour into a glass over ice, serve with a lime garnish.