I love a perfect Paloma cocktail and gin and tonic, so I combined them to make this gin and tonic with pink grapefruit. A good splash of Luckybird Elderflower syrup takes it to another level. Say hello to my new favourite drink which I plan to imbibe all summer long.

Gin & tonic with pink grapefruit and elderflower

How to make a gin & tonic with pink grapefruit and elderflower syrup

As this drink relies on so few ingredients, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit is best here.

First, add ice to the glass then add the gin, followed by the elderflower syrup and grapefruit juice. Give it all a good stir.

Finally, top the drink with your favourite tonic water.

Thyme or rosemary makes a great garnish here so add a sprig to your glass at the end along with a slice of pink grapefruit.

Gin & tonic with pink grapefruit and elderflower cordial and fresh rosemary garnish

Luckybird Drinks have crafted a range of premium syrups and purees that will up your cocktail-making game. Pineapple, passion fruit, strawberry. blueberry, African ginger, white grapefruit, cranberry, triple sec and elderflower are the flavours you can expect.

I’m mildly obsessed with this elderflower and plan on adding it to a few desserts too.

Gin & tonic with pink grapefruit and Luckbird elderflower syrupa board with sliced pink grapefruit and lemon and sprigs of rosemary

Leave the alcohol out to make this an equally delicious mocktail.
A gin and tonic with pink grapefruit and elderflower syrup

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The recipe makes one cocktail


Gin & tonic with pink grapefruit

A refreshing gin and tonic with pink grapefruit juice and elderflower syrup

  • Author: Sam Linsell
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: stir
  • Cuisine: N/A


12 tot’s of gin

40ml (3 ½ Tbs) Luckybird Elderflower Syrupl

60ml (1/4 cup) fresh pink grapefruit juice

Tonic water to top up

A sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme as garnish (optional)

1 slice of pink grapefruit to garnish


Fill a tall glass with ice. Add a tot or two of your favourite gin. Add the Luckybird Elderflower cordial. Add the fresh pink grapefruit juice (add a little more if you have a big glass) and give it a good stir.

Top it with tonic water and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme or rosemary and a slice of pink grapefruit.

Keywords: gin and tonic, pink grapefruit, cocktail, elderflower, cordial, syrup

*This post is proudly sponsored by Luckybirddrinks

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