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Beretta's Pamplemousse

March 22, 2013

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

We're always a bit wary of elderflower liqueur, but it doesn't take over in this supremely balanced and fresh-tasting gin cocktail, a signature brunch drink at Beretta in San Francisco. The recipe was created by Ryan Fitzgerald.

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Special equipment: cocktail shaker and strainer

Ingredients

serves makes 1 cocktail, active time 5 minutes, total time 5 minutes

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 white grapefruit
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • Garnish: basil leaf

Procedures

  1. Combine gin, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with basil leaf, and serve immediately.

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