Grapefruit + Gin Summer Spritz

Sonia Thompson

Cara Greenstein's grapefruit and gin summer spritz (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

With Memorial Day Weekend under our belts, the summer season has finally arrived at Splinter Creek. One of our favorite ways to usher in the sunshine and long, lazy days is with a lakeside cocktail. Blogger Cara Greenstein shares an easy recipe for a pretty and bright grapefruit and gin spritz on her Caramelized blog. The drink was inspired by her recent stay on the property.

Cara uses Wonderbird gin which is distilled in Taylor, Mississippi, just down the road from Splinter Creek (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

Serves 1

2 ounces gin
3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
3 ounces lime sparkling water
Juice of half a lime
Orange or grapefruit peel, to garnish

Fill a tumbler with ice. Pour gin, grapefruit juice, and sparkling water in order. Squeeze lime and give a light stir. Garnish with citrus peel.

photo by Erin Austen Abbott

Cara enjoys a gin spritz at the East Cove Concept Home at Splinter Creek (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

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