April showers bring May flowers, but in this case they also bring an April Showers Cocktail with edible flowers for garnish.

A stemmed glass of April Showers cocktail garnished with an edible flower

Gin, fresh lemon juice, agave pink grapefruit juice are perfectly blended to make this the perfect springtime drink.

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.

The drink from overhead showing the pretty red and white flower garnish

For a lovely presentation, I used a 100% edible dianthus flower that I received my CSA farm box that month.

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.

Beautiful pink grapefruit drink in a stemmed glass

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.

Not a gin drinker? No problem, use your favorite vodka instead.

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?
The stages of mixing the cocktail. Pouring the ingredients

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April Showers Cocktail

A coupe champagne glass of April Showers cocktail with a flower and grapefruit wedges

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 ounces (88 ml) gin
  • 1 ounce fresh (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 6 ounces (180 ml) ruby red grapefruit juice
  • Edible flowers for garnish, optional


  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



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 337Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 80gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 4g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.