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.
Keyword gin and tonic cocktail, grapefruit gin, homemade infused gin
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 5days
Servings 2(Total yeild: 2-2 1/2 cups infused Gin and cocktail recipe yields 1 Gin and Tonic cocktail)
Author Toni Dash
Ingredients for the Infused Gin:
2cupsGin(I used Bombay)
1large Grapefruit, peeled, pith removed, segmented and cut into 1-inch pieces
4 5-inchstocks of Lemongrass, each cut in half vertically if possible
1Lime, peeled and cut into ¼-inch slices
Ingredients for the Infused Gin and Tonic cocktail:
1 ½ouncesGrapefruit-Lemongrass-Lime infused Gin
Tonic to fill(I used Fentimans)
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.