This riff on the French 75, from bartender Jeffrey Knott of Seville Quarter in Pensacola, Florida, expertly balances tart and sweet, with a pleasantly bitter grapefruit edge. The key is using Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit from Austria in place of sparkling wine: It's a lightly alcoholic mix of beer and grapefruit soda that adds a refreshing citrusy flavor to this cocktail's mix of tangy lemon and herbal gin.
1 ounce (30ml) fresh juice from 1 lemon
1/2 ounce (15ml) simple syrup (see note)
3 ounces (90ml) gin
6 ounces (180ml) Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit (see note)
Add lemon, simple syrup, and gin to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 12 seconds. Divide between two Champagne flutes (you'll have about 3 ounces or 90ml per glass).
Top each glass with 3 ounces (90ml) Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit and serve immediately.
Cocktail shaker and strainer
To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit is a mix of beer and grapefruit soda that's sold in tall cans.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 37mg||187%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|