Ginuary 15th: Pink Victrola.

Tonight I went out but just to the local pub so expecting something new for Ginuary there was a bit much to ask. (The cheeseburger was terrific, though.) I had to remain sober enough to put something together once I got home. I may have succeeded?

Pink Victrola

  • 30ml gin (I used Hendrick’s)
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • barspoon of grenadine

Ice, shake and strain into a long iced glass. Top with Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co’s pink grapefruit. Garnish with a grapefruit peel or small wedge.

I was sure to use Hendrick’s gin for this because the recipe is theirs! I did not stick to the original, which is why I didn’t strictly call it the “Hendrick’s Gin Pink Victrola”. The original recipe says to use 30ml pink grapefruit juice in the shaker and top with plain soda, but why would you bother to do that when you can get your hands on a deliciously pre-flavoured beverage? Plus, the Mineral Springs Co drinks aren’t obnoxiously fizzy, just nicely effervescent. It makes for a fancier drink all around.

Mind you, it’s far too easy to drink. Be careful doubling your gin measure. Dangerous. Deliciously dangerous. YUM!