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Holiday season is cocktail season in the Sweet Paul household!  Every year I love to come up with a festive signature drink to serve to guests and to enjoy myself. We all need a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the season.  This year’s cocktail is my Ruby Grapefruitini: a simple gin and soda cocktail topped with a slice of bruleed grapefruit. The star of this drink is theSipp Sparkling Organics Ruby Rose soda. It’s a complex concoction of organic grapefruit, rosemary, and a touch of honey—in a word—sublime! 

Makes 4 cocktails

You will need:
4 slices of pink grapefruit
4 teaspoons sugar
ice
3 ounces pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed if you can
6 ounces gin
2 bottles of Sipp Ruby Rose organic soda

4 slices of pink grapefruit
4 teaspoons sugar
ice
3 ounces pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed if you can
6 ounces gin
2 bottles of Sipp Ruby Rose organic soda

  1. For the bruleed grapefruit garnish, place the grapefruit slices on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  2. Watch carefully as you broil the slices in the oven until they start to brown and the sugar starts to bubble. Remove when the sugar is beautifully melted and browned.
  3. For the cocktail, fill your glasses with ice. Add the grapefruit juice and gin, and stir.
  4. Top off with Sipp Ruby Rose organic soda, and garnish with a bruleed grapefruit slice.

TIP:

You can substitute any lightly flavored sparkleing beverage for this, but I really really love my Sipp!



A lovely gin cocktail with grapefruit juice, soda, and bruleed grapefruit.
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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