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Empress Grapefruit Collins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories per serving: 196 kcal
  • 4 oz Empress Gin
  • 4 oz cold seltzer
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz simple syrup (see recipe in notes below)
  1. Add grapefruit juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cold seltzer to the bottom of a Collins glass. Stir to combine, then add ice cubes, ensuring there is about 1 to 1 1/2" of room remaining at the top of the glass (you'll need about 1 1/2" for a narrower glass and 1" for a wider glass).

  2. Gently pour the Empress gin over top of the drink and garnish with a grapefruit slice before serving. Stir well to incorporate before drinking.

Recipe Notes
  • For the Simple Syrup: add equal parts sugar and water (I used 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water) to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Lower heat to a simmer and stir to ensure the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  • To add more complexity of flavor, use honey simple syrup instead of sugar based simple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Empress Grapefruit Collins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 17g19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.