Here's a quick and simple cocktail that you can enjoy year round. This Grapefruit Cinzano is reminiscent of a Negroni, but lighter and brighter in flavor. Enjoy it with brunch, on the patio at sunset, or as an aperitif.
Servings: 1 (multiply as needed)
- 1 ½ oz Cinzano Bianco
- ¾ oz gin of choice
- ¾ oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- ¼ oz honey syrup, optional*
- 1 oz chilled sparkling water
In a shaker or mixing glass filled with ice, combine Cinzano Bianco, gin, grapefruit juice, and honey syrup. Stir until mixture is cold. Strain into ice filled serving glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and grapefruit slice, if desired.
To make honey syrup: combine equal parts water, granulated sugar, and honey in a sauce pot. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once sugar had dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool.
Cinzano Bianco provides enough sweetness on its own. However, you prefer your cocktails on the sweet side, please include the honey syrup.