Gin & Grapefruit Cocktail

There are few things I love more than sitting under the North Carolina stars on a warm summer night sipping a fun fruity beverage with friends! Whether you’re on the lawn of a beautiful estate (cough – McAlister-Leftwich House – cough), or on your back porch, you deserve to sip something beautiful and delicious this summer.

When we were researching which beverage we wanted to serve up for our collaboration shoot with Frapps & Frills, Rachel Linder & Gal Meets Glam, I knew I wanted the perfect orange-pink shade that grapefruit juice brings. Because, after all, when you’re matching the entire aesthetics of a project around an amazing dress, the color matters big time!

Gin & Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe at historic wedding and event venue in Greensboro, NC the McAlister-Leftwich House

Not only did the cocktail turn out beautifully, it tasted amazing, too! If you don’t love super sweet drinks, this is for you. The tartness of the grapefruit is refreshing and the simple syrup helps to cut it a bit (always add more if you do love something sweet!). We also discovered the most beautiful bottle of gin to have ever been created. I write that in bold because it’s really that exciting! And not to mention yummy!

How to create a gin and grapefruit cocktail for your next event! McAlister-Leftwich House Blog

Gin & Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe:

  • 2-3 oz Gin or Vodka (we made it with Boodles Gin)
  • 3 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Rosemary Spring (for garnish)

Adapted from this recipe.

Gin & Grapefruit Cocktail at NC Wedding & Event Venue, The McAlister-Leftwich House

The glasses you see pictured in the shoot were a bit smaller, but we kept the ratios about the same!

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