Beretta's Pamplemousse

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

We're always a bit wary of elderflower liqueur, but it doesn't take over in this supremely balanced and fresh-tasting gin cocktail, a signature brunch drink at Beretta in San Francisco. The recipe was created by Ryan Fitzgerald.

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Beretta's Pamplemousse

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer
This recipe appears in: Favorite Brunch Drinks: How to Make Beretta's Pamplemousse


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 white grapefruit
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • Garnish: basil leaf


  1. 1

    Combine gin, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with basil leaf, and serve immediately.

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