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Pink Grapefruit Gin, Campari & Elderflower Liqueur Is a Sweet Update on a Cocktail Classic

rock rose sweet old friend
Dunnet Bay Distillers

In 2012 Jim Meehan created the ‘Old Friend’ cocktail for a 2012 Chef’s Club event in Aspen as a “distant cousin” of the whiskey-based Old Pal in the gin sour format.

Now Rock Rose makers Dunnet Bay Distillers have updated the Old Friend recipe with a little bit of sweetness brought about by Rock Rose Pink Grapefruit Old Tom Gin.

Grapefruit gin cocktails are just the right mix of juniper and citrus and are sweet enough to satisy summer gin cocktail cravings.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-make aperitif for a warm summer’s evening, the ‘Sweet Old Friend’ ticks all the boxes.

Rock Rose Sweet Old Friend

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Pink Grapefruit Old Tom Gin
  • 15 pink grapefruit juice
  • 15ml Campari
  • 15ml elderflower liqueur
  • Soda
  • Grapefruit peel to garnish

Method:

  1. Add ice to a shaker and all ingredients except soda.
  2. Shake well until chilled and fine strain into a glass.
  3. Top with soda.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

Rock Rose Pink Grapefruit Old Tom Gin is available to buy from the Gin Kin Shop.