Grapefruit Gin and Tonic Recipe for Easy Entertaining

Give your basic gin a tonic a summer makeover with the addition of fresh mint, colorful pink grapefruit and sweet elderflower liqueur.

Related To:

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Ingredients

Yield: 10 servings

  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 1/2 cups elderflower liqueur
  • 4-5 cups tonic water

Muddle Mint

Tear and gently muddle mint leaves to fill bottom of pitcher, leaving a few mint sprigs for garnish.

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Juice Grapefruits 

Squeeze and strain grapefruits until you have 1 1/2 cups fresh grapefruit juice. Add to pitcher.

Add Grapefruit Slices

Mix in several grapefruit slices for added color and texture (optional).

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Add Gin + Elderflower Liqueur    

Pour gin and elderflower liqueur over grapefruit slices.

Add Tonic Water

Top with tonic water and stir.

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Add Ice + Garnish

When ready to serve, fill each glass with ice. Pour over ice and garnish with sliced grapefruit and a sprig of fresh mint.

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Jason Kisner, Copyright Scripps Networks, 2016

Keep Reading

Next Up

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.

5 Ideas for Summer Entertaining Made Easy

Take your outdoor summer soiree from just fun to fun-tastic with these 5 clever ideas.

Frozen Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

Get ready to "Say what!?" after sampling this classic concoction from the Big Easy.

5 Custom Cocktails You Need This Summer

For your next summer party, upgrade from plastic coolers and drink mixes to custom cocktails that are easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

How to Make a Rosemary Gin-Ginger Cocktail

On a winter evening you need flavors that are bold enough to match the crisp outdoor temperatures. Try this easy cocktail to warm you up. 

Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe

The experts at HGTV.com share a classic Moscow mule cocktail recipe.

Countdown to Summer: Easy Outdoor Updates to Do Now

Simple ways to get in the summer spirit.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.