HGTV Happy Hour: Master This Grapefruit Gin and Tonic for Easy Summer Sipping

Keep it classy this summer with our sweet, citrusy take on the timeless gin and tonic.

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If you're anything like me, summer means outdoor entertaining and the perfect opportunity to gather all your friends and family for food, fun and a boozy beverage or two. But unless you hire a bartender (and who really wants to do that for a basic summer barbecue?), you're probably looking for a way to keep the cocktails flowing without spending the entire evening mixing drinks. Problem solved.

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This refreshing summer cocktail puts a whole new spin on gin and juice.

Our twist on the classic gin and tonic combines muddled mint, fresh pink grapefruit and sweet elderflower liqueur for a refreshing summer brew that will prove to be a major party pleaser. 

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

So if you're looking for a tasty summer drink that cools you down, looks amazing and is easy to prepare and serve when hosting multiple guests, look no further.

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

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