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By muddling fresh strawberries, you'll quickly infuse gin with a touch of sweetness and a lovely pink hue that's easy on the eyes. The recipe calls for grapefruit tonic, but grapefruit soda from San Pellegrino or Q Drinks will work in a pinch.

Try it with: Nikka Coffey Gin (Japan). Japanese whiskey powerhouse Nikka burst onto the gin scene with this tart and citrusy example steeped with yuzu and amanatsu (a pomelo relative).

How to Make It

Muddle gin and strawberry in a small measuring cup, and strain into a tall glass. Top with grapefruit tonic water (such as Fentimans) and Lillet Blanc. Fill glass with ice, and stir well. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.