Pretty in Pink Cocktails

This recipe is from FLAVOUR: EAT WHAT YOU LOVE by RUBY TANDOH

 These grapefruit gin cocktails blush the most beautiful pink. It’s a colour very similar to Andie’s trademark rose hues in Pretty in Pink, perhaps my favourite teen movie, with an aesthetic that is cutesy, preppy, camp, trashy and sweet all at once.

Makes 4

200ml red grapefruit juice (from 2–3 grapefruits)
200ml gin
100ml orange juice
50ml grenadine
4 teaspoons honey
12 mint leaves, bruised
Soda water

Pour the grapefruit juice, gin and orange juice into a cocktail shaker or jug. Whisk the grenadine with the honey until smooth, then add to the juice mixture along with the mint leaves. Strain into four ice-filled glasses and top up with a little soda water.

©Charlotte Bland, 2016

©Charlotte Bland, 2016