John's Cocktail: Pink Sparkler

Bubbles instantly add festivity to any drink, and grapefruit and mint keep things summery and fresh.
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pink sparkler cocktail garnished with mint sprig and grapefruit twist

Recipe by John Cusimano

  • Makes 2 cocktailsServings


  • 12 fresh mint leaves, plus 2 sprigs for garnish

  • 5 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice (from 2 grapefruits), plus 2 twists for garnish

  • 2 oz. gin

  • 1 oz. simple syrup

  • ice cubes

  • 6 to 8 oz. pink Champagne


In a cocktail shaker, using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint leaves. Add the grapefruit juice, gin, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice; shake well. Strain into 2 Collins glasses filled with ice. Add the Champagne; stir gently. Garnish each glass with a mint sprig and a grapefruit twist.