Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Photo by Philip Thomas

Food Culture of the South

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Makes 1 liter infused gin for use in individual cocktails

    For the grapefruit gin:
  • Zest and juice of 2 grapefruits
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 liter gin
  • For the grapefruit gin and tonic:
  • 1¼ ounce grapefruit gin
  • Tonic water
  • Garnish: Grapefruit wedge
  1. Infuse the grapefruit gin: Add grapefruit zest and juice to a large glass jar. Add sugar and gin and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let infuse for 48 hours. Strain gin and discard solids before bottling.
  2. Assemble the drink: To a lowball glass, add grapefruit gin and top with ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with grapefruit wedge.

From Infuse It or Lose It.

  • Recipe from Scott Baker of Tusk & Trotter in Bentonville, Arkansas

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