April showers bring May flowers, but in this case they also bring an April Showers Cocktail with edible flowers for garnish. Gin, fresh lemon juice, agave pink grapefruit juice are perfectly blended to make this the perfect springtime drink.

A closeup of an April showers cocktail in a coupe glass garnished with an edible flower

The perfect springtime  cocktail

There’s nothing better than sitting outdoors on a warm spring evening sipping on a refreshing cocktail with friends, family or both, as the warm sun is setting. This is THE drink you want to be doing this with and
 
A side view of an April showers cocktail with a cocktail shaker and gin decanter in background
 

Is there really alcohol in this?  

The perfect balance of tart and sweet, this April showers cocktail is one of those drinks where you take a sip and say “Wow, I don’t even taste the alcohol”. Both good and not so good, if you know what I mean?

 

A collage showing the steps to making an April showers cocktail

 
 

Serving options

This cocktail is a delicious balance of sweet and tart. If you like it sweeter, add a little more agave, if you like it more on the tart side, add a little more grapefruit juice.
 
 

Glasses

 When it comes to your choice of  glasses, you have choices. You don’t have to serve it in a martini or coupe glass, you can serve it over ice in a short glass.
 

Flowers

The flowers I garnished this drink with are dianthus. 100% edible flowers.

Not a gin drinker

No problem, use your favorite vodka instead.

 

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Yield: 2

April Showers Cocktail

An April showers cocktail in a coup glass garnished with an edible flower with grapefruit and martini shaker in background

Gin, fresh lemon juice and ruby red grapefruit juice make for this perfect springtime drink.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 6 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Edible flowers for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice, agave nectar and grapefruit juice, shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour into a coupe or martini glass.
  2. Garnish with edible flowers (optional)

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 1g