This cocktail needs no introduction. It combines some of our favourite flavours – salt, jalapeno chilli, grapefruit juice and lemon juice. The salty jalapeno rim balances perfectly with the zing and tang of the fresh juices. You won’t be stopping at one!

We have loved collaborating with Maldon Salt to celebrate these handy salt grinders, they are perfect for grinding the salt flakes to the perfect consistency.

Happy shake shake shaking! 

Serves 2


Maldon Sea Salt Flake grinder

1 large jalapeno chilli, chopped very finely

200ml freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice

100ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

90ml gin

2 tablespoons simple sugar syrup

1 large jalapeno chilli, sliced in half vertically


  1. Grind a generous amount of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes onto a small plate, in an area at least the size of the rim of your glasses. Sprinkle the finely chopped jalapeno over the salt, and using your fingers, combine it altogether. Spread the jalapeno and salt evenly across the plate.
  2. Using a piece of grapefruit (one of the halves that was juiced is perfect), rub the rim of each glass generously. Tip each glass, rim side down, into the jalapeno salt, and coat generously. Set aside.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, gin and sugar syrup. Add a handful of ice and shake for 10 seconds. Fill each prepared glass with a handful of ice. Strain the cocktail into each glass. Garnish with a jalapeno half, to act as a stirrer. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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