A #LivingCoral spring cocktail recipe

A Spring cocktail

For Christmas, I accidentally came up with a genius idea. I gifted Mister with a “mixologist bar station”: he travels a lot for work, and one of his hobbies is to try a new cocktail wherever he can around the globe. He chats with mixologists every time we go out and has recently developed a strong interest for in-house cocktail making. So it got me thinking…

A fancy cocktail with Mister, on our patio, with Daisy by our side, listening to some chill music… This beats the waiting lines and loud music I often complain about when we dine out in the city.

So, I repurposed our vintage sideboard into a bar station.

It’s definitely the gift that keeps on giving. Want a cocktail, honey? Sure!

He now prepares his own herb or spice infused simple syrups and I get to be the guinea-pig of delicious potions! A win-win, I tell you!

Here is one of mister’s latest cocktails. It’s inspired by an old Real Simple recipe that he adjusted using less sugar and pink grapefruit. Oh, that potion color, is that #LivingCoral?

Ok, now to the recipe.

You will need:

  • ⅓ cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons of gin
  • ¼ cup of Perrier or seltzer
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • a few thyme leaves
  • ice
  • pink grapefruit slice and thyme sprig for serving, optional


Muddle the thyme leaves, and add them to the sugar and the gin in a shaker. Add the freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice and the ice. Shake vigorously. Pour the mix to fill the glasses halfway, then top with seltzer.

Optional : decorate your glass with a pink grapefruit slice on a bamboo knot pick and add a few thyme sprigs for a fresh Spring look! Santé! Xo, Si-

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Serving glasses

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