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The Ingredients

90 ml Sparling Wine, 10 ml Red Grapefruit Liqueur

How To make a Pamplemousse

Add the red grapefruit liqueur to the bottom of a wine glass and then slowly top up with sparkling wine.

Social and Cocktail says:

The tangy red grapefruit liqueur proves to be a great pairing with the white wine, giving it a real bite. The Pamplemousse is a popular brunch cocktail and is in much the same vein as a Bellini or a Mimosa. The cocktail also makes a perfect wedding cocktail, partly due to its stylish look and a taste profile that most drinkers will enjoy.

Red grapefruit liqueur can be quite difficult to get hold of so, an obvious alternative is to make your own.You will need pink grapefruits, vodka and sugar. Begin by zesting the fruits and squeeze out the pulp into a container. Then juice the grapefruits and add the juice and residual from the zest into a saucepan and whisk in the sugar over a medium heat. Add to the vodka and let settle in an air-tight container for about a week, giving the mixture a regular shake to make all the flavours meld together.

The red grapefruit liqueur can be used as the key ingredient in cocktails such as the Pamplemousse or can be chilled and served and sipped neat.

Did You Know?

Pamplemousse means grapefruit in French.