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Pink Grapefruit and Cilantro Spanish Gin & Tonic

This pink grapefruit Spanish gin tonic is an ultra-refreshing sipper for summer. Flavored with cilantro-grapefruit syrup and a hefty splash of tonic.

This pink grapefruit Spanish gin tonic is an ultra-refreshing sipper for summer. Flavored with cilantro-grapefruit syrup and a hefty splash of tonic.

Ingredients

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For the Grapefruit-Cilantro Syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 thick pieces grapefruit rind

For the drink:

  • ice
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit-cilantro syrup
  • 2 ounces tonic water

Instructions

To make the syrup:

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add cilantro and grapefruit rind and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Cover and remove from heat. Let cool completely. Strain and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Keep syrup covered in the refrigerator for up to a month.

To make the drink:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the order they’re listed in a large wine glass. Stir to combine and garnish with a pink grapefruit slice and sprig of cilantro if you’d like.