Food Culture of the South
Makes 1 liter infused gin for use in individual cocktails
Zest and juice of 2 grapefruits
½ cup granulated white sugar
1 liter gin
1¼ ounce grapefruit gin
Garnish: Grapefruit wedge
For the grapefruit gin:
For the grapefruit gin and tonic:
- 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.
- Assemble the drink: To a lowball glass, add grapefruit gin and top with ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with grapefruit wedge.
- Recipe from Scott Baker of Tusk & Trotter in Bentonville, Arkansas