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.
1ounceorange liqueursuch as Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
1ounceSt. Germain elderflower liqueur
Using a vegetable peeler, peel a large strip of grapefruit about 1-inch wide and 2-inches long and set it aside.
Fill a tall glass with ice and set it aside to chill.
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.
Using a strainer, pour the mixture over the ice in the tall glass.
Top the drink with soda water.
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.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Total Carbohydrates 53g18%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.