By muddling fresh strawberries, you'll quickly infuse gin with a touch of sweetness and a lovely pink hue that's easy on the eyes. The recipe calls for grapefruit tonic, but grapefruit soda from San Pellegrino or Q Drinks will work in a pinch. Try it with: Nikka Coffey Gin (Japan). Japanese whiskey powerhouse Nikka burst onto the gin scene with this tart and citrusy example steeped with yuzu and amanatsu (a pomelo relative).

Emily Nabors Hall
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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Muddle gin and strawberry in a small measuring cup, and strain into a tall glass. Top with grapefruit tonic water (such as Fentimans) and Lillet Blanc. Fill glass with ice, and stir well. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.