Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail. Of course, it may be that tea is preferred on an occasion such as this, but on the other hand, continue the adventure with this exotic watercress infused cocktail to wash everything down.

Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail:

Serves One

Prep time: 5 minutes plus one hour freezing time

Ingredients:

  • 50ml gin
  • 20g watercress, roughly chopped
  • 50ml pink grapefruit juice
  • 250ml tonic water To serve (optional)
  • Watercress sprigs
  • Edible petals
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Pink grapefruit slices 

Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail:

Method:

  1. Firstly, to make decorative ice cubes for your cocktails, place a few watercress sprigs, petals or pomegranate seeds into the sections of an ice cube tray.  Fill with water and leave to freeze solid for at least one hour.
  2. Muddle together the gin and watercress by putting them both into a jug and mashing well with a fork.  Strain the gin through a fine meshed sieve to remove the chopped watercress while still leaving the flavour.  Add the grapefruit juice to the gin and mix.
  3. Take two gin and tonic glasses or large tumblers and fill with ice cubes.  Pour over the gin and grapefruit, then top up to the desired level with tonic water. 
  4. Last but not least, garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit and serve immediately.
Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail

Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail:

Make it a memorable Mother’s Day with this fabulously alternative recipe that aren’t just tasty but go towards your mum’s five a day with the fantastically healthy addition of watercress!

So what do you think about this Gin, Watercress And Pink Grapefruit Cocktail recipe?

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This recipe was created by Keri Astill-Frew who splits her time between being a development chef for The Watercress Company and building her own vegetarian and vegan catering business, V Dorset.

Keri has worked in top restaurants across the UK including a Michelin star hotel in Lancashire and a variety of fine dining restaurants and gastro-pubs in Dorset and Sussex. 

She is passionate about watercress, both as an ingredient and for its fantastic health benefits and is devoted to developing new and delicious ways for you to incorporate more of it into your diet.  

For more information and many more recipes please visit:

The Watercress Company or Watercress. Recipe Photography credits Lara Jane Thorpe.

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16 Comments

  1. 29 November 2019 / 15:06

    Your photography is awesome on this. I just want to reach my hand through the screen, and try a sip. Or, three.

    • 3 December 2019 / 11:39

      Thanks, this one is a guest post. Beautiful photos 🙂

  2. 19 April 2019 / 20:19

    Hi Claire! This drink sounds so refreshing and your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. Hope to see you here again next week! –Jennifer

  3. Michelle Churchman
    21 March 2019 / 22:18

    I am not a fan of gin, but what a beautiful drink! I’m wondering if rum could be substituted. I don’t see why not.

    • 23 March 2019 / 19:12

      Thanks for stopping by Michelle, you will have to let us know what it tastes like 🙂

  4. 16 March 2019 / 14:13

    Looks great. We have a branch of The Botanist just opened in our town and of course we have had to check it out. They have all sorts of amazing cocktails with all sorts of leaves and green bits in them! I love the idea of making similar ones at home.

    • 16 March 2019 / 19:59

      Thanks for stopping by Julie. I love making home made cocktails 🙂

  5. 14 March 2019 / 12:00

    Que delicia a la vista y seguramente al probar este cóctel, ne encantan tus fotografiás muy bien cuidadas, pero sobre todo la presentación de los alimentos, gracias a Julie de Handamde Monday por presentarnos tan bellos blogs

    • 14 March 2019 / 13:28

      Thank you for stopping by. Julie has a beautiful blog 🙂

  6. Alice V-DIYerfy
    14 March 2019 / 11:01

    What a beautiful drink and so fancy! I have to try it because I’ve never tried this mixture before but I love me some Hendrick’s Gin. Pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing this post with us at #OMHGWW!

  7. helenfern
    10 March 2019 / 14:07

    This looks amazing and sounds like a delicious beverage! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a lovely week!

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