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Gin, Aperol, Campari, Grapefruit juice, Raspberry syrup
1 12ozGin, Tanqueray
1ozGrapefruit juice
12ozRaspberry syrup (1:1 simple, steep overnight w/mashed berries)
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass and stir. I actually prefer this citrus drink stirred is has a richer body. Strain over large ice chunk in rocks glass.
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Sasquatch on 09/27/2011
Kyle Davidson, The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
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Dan's picture

I'm thinking that a tsp or so of raspberry jam might work as a sub, although it would lack the vibrancy of fresh berries. You'd want to double-strain to remove the seeds, presumably. I have found that Aperol + Campari gives a grapefruit-like flavor, so the addition of real juice makes perfect sense. The raspberry is unexpected with the grapefruit; it uncharacteristically appeals to me. Thanks, Kyle!

Zachary Pearson's picture

The whole grapefruit + raspberry accord is like the Blinker, which is also a great drink. I wonder if Grenadine (homemade) + lemon might sub for raspberry syrup? 



christina in tacoma's picture

Thanks for sharing- this is a great drink, very refreshing. I will try the raspberry syrup, but for now I muddled a couple fresh berries in simple syrup which worked well. I think St. Germain might also be good here when fresh berries are harder to come by.

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