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Grapefruit Sparkler

It’s Weekend Cocktail Time! Time to shake it up and get on with your weekend. We’ve got another quick cocktail from Erin Hawley called the Grapefruit Sparkler. This bright bubbly beverage is perfect for all your holiday celebrations this year. 

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Erin Hawley

From Erin:

The Grapefruit Sparkler makes for a great holiday party drink.

The grapefruit cordial provides a bright, zingy flavor, but also a nice bitterness from the oils in the skin. It pairs perfectly with bubbly.

Enjoy!

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Grapefruit Sparkler

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This makes for a great holiday party drink. The grapefruit cordial provides a bright, zingy flavor, but also a nice bitterness from the oils in the skin.
Servings: 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces London dry style gin
  • 3/4 ounce grapefruit cordial see recipe below
  • 5 or 6 fresh mint leaves
  • Prosecco or another sparkling wine

Instructions

To make Grapefruit Cordial:

  • Place one cup of granulated sugar in a bowl. Zest 2 grapefruits with a mircroplane over sugar. Stir so that the zest and sugar are fully incorporated and let sit for at least an hour (up to overnight). Juice the two grapefruits that were used before and stir into the sugar/zest mixture. The sugar should dissolve fairly easily. Strain out any solids and bottle.

To make the Grapefruit Sparkler:

  • Shake the gin, cordial, and mint leaves together vigorously over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine.
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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2 comments on “Grapefruit Sparkler”

  1. This drink reminds me of Florida — tons of grapefruit trees lining neighbors yards, but no one never knew what to do with them!

  2. This sounds really zingy indeed! Can’t wait to try it!