Grapefruit, Juniper & Tonic Mocktail

We made the booze disappear in this fresh take on a classic cocktail—but kept the fun! Just add gin to turn it back into a cocktail.
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grapefruit juniper tonic mocktail

Recipe by Charles Grayauskie

Start to FinishMakes

25 minutes

4 drinks


  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp. juniper berries

  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice, plus wedges for garnish (from about 3 grapefruits)

  • 2 cups tonic water

  •  Ice


1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, juniper berries, and 1/3 cup water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Steep for 10 minutes; strain.

2. Divide the juniper syrup, grapefruit juice, and tonic water among 4 glasses filled with ice; stir. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.