This is the loveliest of cocktails! The soda gives it some sparkle without the added zip of tonic. I don't know about you, but I just adore the combination of grapefruit and elderberry too!
Juniper berries are wonderful. I buy them a kilo at a time on Amazon and keep them in the freezer!
Photography by Julia Cawley + Recipes & Food Styling by Saskia van Deelen + Text by Leigh Angel
1/2 pink grapefruit
6 to 8 ice cubes
2 teaspoons gin
11⁄4 teaspoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon elderflower syrup
6 juniper berries
2 sprigs of rosemary
- Place the glasses in the freezer a half an hour before serving.
- Squeeze the grapefruit half, and put juice in a shaker with ice cubes, gin, lemon juice, and elderflower syrup. Close tightly and shake well.
- Pour into two glasses, and top with soda water. Decorate with juniper berries and sprigs of rosemary.
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