Named after the iconic dancer Ginger Rogers, this refreshing cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, homemade ginger syrup, and gin!

The other night I had a dream that it was winter. Like, the depth of winter. All I remember is that I was depressed, and that I stayed in my house all day.

Then all of a sudden I lived in California and it was 70° out. I was walking my dog (my imaginary dog, because our dumb apartment complex won’t allow them) and literally prancing down the Venice Beach Boardwalk. 

Named after the iconic dancer Ginger Rogers, this refreshing cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, homemade ginger syrup, and gin!

Clearly I’m ready for warm weather. The good news? Yesterday was the first day of spring. Which means the days of green grass, temperate weather, and sunshine are on the horizon.

Also on the horizon? Spring cocktails. You know, the ones that you drink outside with friends while the sun shines on your face.

Today’s cocktail is just that. It’s a concoction of fresh grapefruit juice, a homemade ginger syrup, and gin. It’s served in these gorgeous Dungarvan HiBall glasses from Waterford Crystal, with whom I’m partnering for this post to celebrate the Week Of Waterford.

Named after the iconic dancer Ginger Rogers, this refreshing cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, homemade ginger syrup, and gin!

I hosted a contest on Instagram this weekend to name this cocktail, and there were over 70 potential names to choose from! You guys are seriously awesome. Some of my favorites:

Golden Rose
Mediterranean Sunset
Citrus Gin and Ginger
Grapefruit Ginger Gin Fizz
The Blushing Bride

Named after the iconic dancer Ginger Rogers, this refreshing cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, homemade ginger syrup, and gin!

But for the official name, I had to go with The Ginger Rogers, named after Fred Astaire’s iconic dance partner. The Ginger Rogers perfectly encompasses this cocktail: classic and elegant with just a hint of girly.

Of course, the glasses really bring this cocktail together. They’re absolutely stunning, and the cut pattern on the crystal evokes an art-deco feel, reminiscent of 19th century America. They sing with every clink, making the cocktail that much more special.

So happy spring, everyone. Let’s cheers to warm weather, and don’t forget to follow Waterford on their social channels to see if my cocktail is chosen as their favorite for the Week Of Waterford! Entries can be tracked via the #WeekOfWaterford hashtag!

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The Ginger Rogers
 
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Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
for the ginger syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, cut
for the cocktail
  • ½ oz ginger syrup, from above
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1½ oz gin
  • 2 oz soda water
Instructions
  1. To make the ginger syrup, combine sugar, water, and ginger in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, then strain out ginger pieces and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine ½ oz ginger syrup, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and gin. Shake well.
  3. Pour soda water into a collin's glass over ice. Pour in cocktail ingredients, stirring gently. Garnish with rosemary.

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36 comments

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Once again so taken with the photography and now the name! Throw in a few super nice glasses (even if you only have a few…how many do we really need to feel special?) and walla!-Laurel

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You are so kind! I love your comments. Thank you Laura!

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Book marking this cocktail cause 1) Ginger syrup 2) grapefruit 3) gin. These glasses make me want a fancy night out with expensive ‘artisanal’ cocktails.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh those are the BEST nights. So worth!

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THis is one gorgeous AF cocktail! as you were talking about warm weather I just started yearning for a cold drink on a warm patio! xoxo

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you my dear!

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Those glasses are seriously stunning! I had no less than five or six separate (not that terrifying) nightmares last night and also managed to sleep for twelve hours. So you’re not alone with the sleep weirdness, although I have NO clue what my subconscious is trying to tell me!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Omg I am SO sorry. But like yeah, I wake up like “hello, why?” Wishing you a good night’s sleep tonight!

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This drink is everything! and the name is perfection…

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Lindsay!

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I love the name of this cocktail – and the ingredients! Plus, those glasses are absolutely stunning!! There’s just something about drinking a classy drink out of a classy glass, amirite? 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Aren’t they though? I’m so with you. Class in a glass. Literally!

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So, so pretty.. and those glasses are everything!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Aren’t they? I fell in love as soon as I saw them!

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I’m all about spring cocktails lately too Sarah! Love the name. Sounds delish and perfectly springy!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Mary Ann!

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I love that you hosted a contest on Instagram to name this cocktail! so fun and your cocktail is gorgeous!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Alice! There were some awesome names to choose from!

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Is there anything more gorgeous than Waterford Crystal or this cocktail?!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? I want their whole collection!

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Bookmarked and happening here soon!

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The second the weather gets seasonable here, I want one of these in my hand. that ginger syrup is speaking to me 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I’m with you girlfriend.

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In need of this right now!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Seriously I wish we could sip some together in the Cali sun.

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I love the name of this drink! IT’s perfect. Simple syrups made from ginger are the best. I’m sad though because I just ate a really amazing grapefruit-the juice would have been perfect for this cocktail.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Meg! Omg I LOVE ginger syrup. Anything ginger really.

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LOVE the sound of the fresh cocktail! Perfect for spring!

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I’m so happy you liked the name for your cocktail!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It was PERFECT! Thank you Britton!!

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love THE NAME! REALLY AND TRULY. it’s also like you KNEW I had leftover ginger syrup sitting in my fridge from the last cocktail I made. Definitely trying this.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yep, DO IT!

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Indeed it’s still cold and blustery here… looking forward to Spring for sure… and all the sunshine I can soak in! Oh my! I’m all in for a good gin cocktail, Sarah! I recently discovered gin and am in loooove! I gotta pick up some grapefruit. These glasses are stunning btw!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Only recently? Oh girl, it’s the best. And thank you, I just love them too!

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effffffff. this cocktail is legit. SO GOOD!!!

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