Pamplemousse Fizz

Looking for the perfect brunch cocktail that is neither a mimosa nor a bloody Mary? Pamplemousse Fizz is the answer. It's a gin-based cocktail with the tang of grapefruit juice made sweet by elderflower liqueur with just a touch of soda fizz.

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All the ingredients for a pamplemousse fizz with a cocktail shaker near by. A cocktail shaker and a wine glass. Pamplemousse fizz in a wine glass with a bottle of gin and elderflower liqueur behind it.

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Pamplemousse Fizz

  • Prep Time: 5 m
  • Total Time: 5 m
  • Servings:


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur such as Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • soda water


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a large strip of grapefruit about 1-inch wide and 2-inches long and set it aside.
  2. Fill a tall glass with ice and set it aside to chill.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker three quarters full of ice. Add the gin, orange liqueur, elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice. Cover the shaker with its top and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  4. Using a strainer, pour the mixture over the ice in the tall glass.
  5. Top the drink with soda water.
  6. Bend the grapefruit peel strip in half lengthwise about 1-inch above the glass so that the grapefruit oil spritzes into the drink and then drop the peel into the glass. Garnish with grapefruit and orange slices if desired.
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