Sparkling Gin and Grapefruit Cocktail
Preparation
10 MIN
Servings
1

Sparkling Gin and Grapefruit Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 oz (30 ml) gin
  • 4 oz (125 ml) grapefruit soft drink (see note)
  • 1 ribbon unpeeled English cucumber, sliced with a mandoline
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • Ice

Preparation

  1. On a baking sheet, place the slice of lemon. With a small culinary torch, brown the lemon on both sides until the surface is slightly burned. If you don’t have a culinary torch, skip this step.
  2. In a highball glass, three-quarters full with ice, pour the gin. Add the soft drink. Garnish with the cucumber ribbon and sprig of thyme. Top with the caramelized lemon slice. Serve with Grilled Cheese and Cucumber Hors-d’Oeuvres. (See recipe)

Note

To make the recipe, we used San Pellegrino grapefruit soda.