Sweet Citrus Gin and Tonic

I seriously don’t think I’ve ever had a cocktail quite as refreshing as this one.  It is so light and delicate.

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Gin and Tonic has always been one of my favorites.  It’s an airy cocktail with a good kick in the after-taste.  This sweet version adds a wonderful minty sweetness.  I took it to the next level by adding a ton of citrus to this.

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I had so much citrus in my kitchen and I couldn’t think of a better way to use it up than by adding it to this cocktail.  I made a big pitcher of this and it served about 4.

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This sweetened citrus gin and tonic is the perfect way to say good-bye to those pesky winter blues.  Brighten your winter days with this vibrant and refreshing cocktail

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Sweet Citrus Gin & Tonic

Author: Petitfoodie

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


4 oz gin

1/4 C mint simple syrup (recipe below)

2-3 springs mint

½ grapefruit, sliced thin and quartered

1 orange, sliced thin and quartered

1 lemon, sliced thin and quartered

Club soda

Mint Simple Syrup Ingredients

¼ C water

¼ C sugar

2-3 mint leaves


Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or shaker.

Stir or shake.

Serve chilled.

Simple Syrup Directions

In a small sauce pan bring water, sugar and mint to a simmer until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and cool


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