Grapefruit G&T With Cardamom Cordial

Grapefruit G&T With Cardamom Cordial


The warm silky flavour of cardamom cordial, the freshly squeezed grapefruit and gin along with the fizzy Tonic water blends together to create a delicious citrus cocktail.

This refreshing cocktail is a perfect day time drink for a hot sunny day. It is exciting and full of flavour making it a brilliant drink to impress guests.

  • Cardamom Cordial

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cardamom Pods

  • 200 grams (7 ounces) sugar

  • 275 millilitres (9 fluid ounce) water

  • For the Cocktail

  • 50 millilitres (2 fluid ounce) cardamom cordial

  • 125 millilitres (4 fluid ounce) grapefruit juice

  • 75 millilitres (3 fluid ounce) Gin of your choice

  • Tonic water of your choice to top up

  • Grapefruit peel

  • Two sprigs fresh mint


  • 1 To make the Cardamom Cordial
  • 2 Split the Cardamom Pods and slightly crush cardamom seeds.
  • 3 Add the sugar and water to a saucepan. Gently heat, without boiling, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • 4 Add the cardamom seeds to the pan. Lower the heat to a simmer and let it steep for 15 mins. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a container and store in the fridge for up to a month.
  • 5 To make the Cocktail
  • 6 Use a vegetable peeler to peel a part of the grapefruit skin off. Then using a sharp knife slice the peel julienne. Alternatively, you could use a julienne peeler. This will be used to garnish the cocktail.
  • 7 Pour the cardamom cordial, grapefruit juice and gin over ice in a cocktail mixer and shake to combine.
  • 8 Using a strainer, divide the mixture into two glasses filled with fresh ice.
  • 9 Top up with your desired amount of Tonic water and garnish with grapefruit peel for a refreshing cocktail