* 1 oz London dry gin (Plymouth, Beefeater, Hendricks)
* 1 oz grapefruit juice
* 0.5 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
* 0.5 oz lemon juice
Shaken on ice and double/fine strained
Garnish with a slapped basil leaf (take a clean basil leaf in the palm of your hand and clap once)
As a modern cocktail, there is not a lot of background history to cover. This makes for a terrific daytime cocktail with its relatively low alcohol content and in the words of its creator Ryan Fitzgerald himself, “It's bright, refreshing and low in alcohol—a great pick-me-up.” This certainly is a great cocktail to have at brunch on weekends, but is also suitable throughout the day. SeriousDrinks describes it as “enhanced grapefruit juice”, which I consider a pretty apt description.