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1 12 oz Gin, Tanqueray
1 oz Grapefruit juice
12 oz Raspberry syrup (1:1 simple, steep overnight w/mashed berries)
12 oz Aperol
14 oz Campari
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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christina in tacoma's picture

Thanks for sharing- this is a

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.

I'm thinking that a tsp or so

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 +

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?