A gin and tonic gets a little extra kick from bold muddled ginger and fresh citrus making it a perfect transitional drink into the fall season. When it comes to summer cocktails, a cool refreshing Gin & Tonic has to be the most iconic one. The classic concoction is a summer staple in my house for beating the heat at happy hour.
But, whether or not we want to admit it, the seasons are about to shift. School is starting again and the lazy and spontaneous days of summer are coming to a halt. With the new season, subtle additions and changes to our palate tend to adapt too.
My Gin-Gin Grapefruit and Tonic will help you live out the end of summer sipping while adding some lip-tingling warmth of cooler days ahead.Fresh minced ginger is an aromatic flavor that gets me psyched for fall. I never skimp on the knobby root when a recipe calls for it. I am unapologetically obsessed with it.Muddled together with summertime citrus slices of grapefruit and lemon, the spice and depth it adds livens up this drink without overpowering it.
Mixed with the gin and tonic and garnished with a fantastic shaped slice of ginger, it adds just enough richness to help transition this summer beverage into fall.
It’s undeniably delicious and the perfect nod to both seasons.
Want to stay sweet with this classic cocktail? Try my Blueberry Gin & Tonic.
Do you have a transitional cocktail perfect for this time of year?
A gin and tonic gets a little extra kick from bold muddled ginger and fresh citrus making it a perfect transitional drink into the fall season.
- 3 ounces gin
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 slices grapefruit cut into 1/4" slices with rind removed
- 2 slices lemon cut into 1/4" slices with rind removed
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
- tonic for topping off
To a tall glass or cocktail shaker, add grapefruit, lemon, and ginger. Top with the simple syrup and gin.
Muddle until ingredients have broken down and begin to combine.
Add ice to the glass, cover, and shake vigorously for a minute.
Fill another tall glass with ice. Using a strainer, pour the mix over the ice.
Top with tonic.
Garnish with fresh sliced ginger. Sip and enjoy!
This makes a tall, stiff drink. Reduce gin to 2 ounces and increase the tonic for a more traditional gin and tonic mix.