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Bitter Truth Gin & Tonic

If you love the original G&T but are itching to mix it up a bit, drop the tonic water and add natural grapefruit soda for a citrusy change of pace. You definitely still need that tonic flavor, though—so opt for a quality tonic syrup that delivers the bitter quinine without the extra water. Citrus-forward Tanqueray No. TEN Gin ties it all together, making the Bitter Truth cocktail the solution to boring G&Ts everywhere.

The Essentials

Tanqueray No. TEN
quality tonic syrup
Grapefruit soda, to top
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1.5 oz Tanqueray No. TEN
.25 oz quality tonic syrup
Grapefruit soda, to top


  • Combine gin and tonic syrup in rocks glass with ice.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Top with grapefruit soda.
  • Garnish with grapefruit peel.