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Grapefruit-Lemongrass-Lime Infused Gin and a Gin and Tonic cocktail
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Grapefruit-Lemongrass-Lime Infused Gin and a Gin & Tonic cocktail

This breath-of-fresh-sunny air may quickly become your favorite for it's bright, refreshing flavors of grapefruit, lemongrass and lime. Winter-schminter; this infused gin and cocktail will make you feel you are on a sunny beach vacation.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword gin and tonic cocktail, grapefruit gin, homemade infused gin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 days
Servings 2 (Total yeild: 2-2 1/2 cups infused Gin and cocktail recipe yields 1 Gin and Tonic cocktail)
Calories 49kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Infused Gin:

  • 2 cups Gin (I used Bombay)
  • 1 large Grapefruit , peeled, pith removed, segmented and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 5-inch stocks of Lemongrass , each cut in half vertically if possible
  • 1 Lime , peeled and cut into ¼-inch slices

Ingredients for the Infused Gin and Tonic cocktail:

  • 1 ½ ounces Grapefruit-Lemongrass-Lime infused Gin
  • Tonic to fill (I used Fentimans)
  • Ice

Instructions

Instructions for infusing the Grapefruit-Lemongrass-Lime Gin:

  • Add all ingredients into a sealable glass container. Place in a cool, dark location for 5 days. Taste; if to your liking proceed to the next step. If you wish the flavor to be stronger, return the sealed container to sit until you like the depth of flavor.
  • Place grapefruit pieces and lime slices into a sieve (fine mesh strainer). With a wooden spoon or other similar implement, holding strainer over the infused gin, press on the citrus to release all possible juice to run back into the infusion mixture. Discard citrus remains.
  • Holding the sieve over a clean bowl or container, pour the entire infusion mixture through the sieve again to strain out lemongrass and remaining particles. The infused Gin can be stored, sealed in a glass container, in a cool dark place or in the refrigerator if you prefer it to be cold awaiting cocktail mixing!

Instructions for mixing the Infused Gin and Tonic cocktail:

  • In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in infused gin and fill with tonic.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 0g