So how come if you mix grapefruit and tequila it gets a pretty name like Paloma (which means dove in Spanish) but if you mix it with gin it gets called a greyhound? Don’t get me wrong I like a greyhound as much as the next pooch but it just doesn’t have the same romantic ring to it.
Naming issues aside this is a wonderfully refreshing summer drink and when I got my hands on some amazingly sweet pink grapefruit I just had to make one!
I make my lavender syrup by bringing 3 tbsp of sugar and 3 tbsp of water to boil with a handful of lavender and letting it simmer for a few minutes. Then I just leave it to cool before straining and using.
juice of 1 pink grapefruit
1 tbsp lavender simple syrup
Shake all the ingredients together with ice, strain into a pretty glass and garnish with a sprig or two of lavender.