1 1⁄2 oz Gin, Tanqueray
1⁄2 oz Raspberry syrup (1:1 simple, steep overnight w/mashed berries)
1⁄2 oz Aperol
1⁄4 oz Campari

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass and stir. I actually prefer this citrus drink stirred is has a richer body. Strain over large ice chunk in rocks glass.

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Kyle Davidson, The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL
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  • Used cassis in place of the raspberry syrup — ★★★
  • Maybe 4.5. Has a refreshing but bitter snap. Nicely balanced, and not run-of-the-mill tasting. — ★★★★
  • Felt a little sweet but I think maybe my grapefruit just wasn't tart enough? — ★★★★
  • Tried this with raspberry liqueur and it did not work all that well. Finish had a medicinal edge. — ★★
  • almost 5 star - 5 ratings worth
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Thanks for sharing- this is a great drink, very refreshing. I will try the raspberry syrup, but for now I muddled a couple fresh berries in simple syrup which worked well. I think St. Germain might also be good here when fresh berries are harder to come by.

Dan commented on 9/28/2011:

I'm thinking that a tsp or so of raspberry jam might work as a sub, although it would lack the vibrancy of fresh berries. You'd want to double-strain to remove the seeds, presumably. I have found that Aperol + Campari gives a grapefruit-like flavor, so the addition of real juice makes perfect sense. The raspberry is unexpected with the grapefruit; it uncharacteristically appeals to me. Thanks, Kyle!

The whole grapefruit + raspberry accord is like the Blinker, which is also a great drink. I wonder if Grenadine (homemade) + lemon might sub for raspberry syrup? 



fmoehl commented on 4/03/2022:

I used Monin Raspberry Syrup and juiced a pink grapefruit. It was way too sweet. Yellow grapefruit juice may work better. I had to add a bit lemon juice to balance the drink better.