Beretta's Pamplemousse Recipe

Beretta's Pamplemousse Recipe

[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.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 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.