Grapefruit and Gin Syrup

Preparation info

  • Makes

    250 mls

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Modern Classics

Modern Classics

By Frances Bissell

Published 2000

  • About


  • 250 mls (8 oz) pink grapefruit juice
  • 300 g (10 oz) caster sugar
  • 4 crushed juniper berries
  • 6 coriander seeds, crushed
  • piece of angelica stalk – optional
  • strip of orange zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons ginPlymouth Gin Export Strength is a good choice


Simmer the juice, sugar and aromatics until the sugar has dissolved, then boil for about 5 to 7 minutes. The aromatics are ingredients in the making of gin, and serve here to heighten its flavour. Strain, allow to cool slightly and stir in the gin.