Le Coucher de Soleil Cocktail

  • Yield 1 servings

French for “sunset," Le Coucher de Soleil resembles the streaks of color in the sky at the end of the day.

Coucher de Soleil
Photo by Richard Swearinger


1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 or 5 ice cubes, plus more for serving
3 or 4 ounces chilled tonic water
Drizzle of grenadine syrup
1 lemon or orange slice, for garnish


  1. Combine gin, Cointreau, lemon juice and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled 8-ounce glass. Top with chilled tonic water and stir gently. Drizzle with just a little grenadine and garnish with a lemon or orange slice.

Recipe by Relish wine and spirits columnist Wini Moranville



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