For a bittersweet, citrussy Gin and Tonic, you simply can't go wrong with pink grapefruit, especially as we make our KRAFT Gin using zesty grapefruit peel as one of the main botanicals.
Simple & Zesty Pink Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
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Grapefruit Gin Cocktail
Grapefruit is the 'in thing' right now and we can understand why.
When it comes to Gin and Tonic and Cocktails, grapefruit is undoubtedly one of the best ingredients you can get your hands on. Why?
A lot of the time, grapefruit and/or other citrus peels are used as botanicals when distilling gins. KRAFT Gin uses a big old heap of zesty grapefruit peel during its distillation process, so pairing it in a G&T or cocktail with grapefruit is only going to bring out all of those lovely citrussy, grapefruit flavour profiles to your nose and palate.
For this Grapefruit Gin and Tonic recipe, we'll opt for an Indian tonic so we don't overpower or mask the grapefruit flavours. A big wedge of fleshy pink (or red) grapefruit will release all of that bitter, sweet, citrusy oil and juiciness into the glass.
Give this simple and easy Grapefruit Gin Cocktail recipe a whirl for yourself at home.Author:
Jim ft. Chief Mixologist Seb
50ml KRAFT Hopped Grapefruit Gin
150-200ml Indian tonic (we like Fever Tree and Double Dutch, or any premium craft brand)
Plenty of cubed ice
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Grab a large copa (aka balloon) glass...
Try to ensure your glass is pre-chilled and not warm. To do this, you can fill it with some ice and swirl it round for 15 secs and then discard this ice. However, if you don't have that much ice to mess around with, swill your glass under some very cold water. Just make sure that glass is nice and cold somehow yeah!...
Now the good stuff, add 50ml (i.e. a double shot) of your KRAFT Hopped Grapefruit Gin...
Add plenty of cubed ice. IMPORTANT: ice that bad boy all the way to the top to reduce dilution and a watery cocktail...
Crack open the Indian tonic and pour into your glass...
Slice your pink grapefruit into a big ol' wedge and dunk into your glass...
Sit back and enjoy your ultimate pink grapefruit gin cocktail!
Check out our popular Kraft Hopped Grapefruit Gin and Tonic Gift Boxes, which contains a bottle of 'Kraft' Gin plus an assortment of 15 craft tonics and mixers and a special cocktail recipe booklet.