Fig Leaf & Pink Grapefruit Fizz

Bank Holiday Drinkies are a must. But don’t let the non-drinkers feel as though they are missing out. Believe it or not, I am actually highly intolerant of alcohol and barely ever drink, in fact, its 3 years since I have had more than a taste. But I also suffer from FOMO, so I make sure I never miss a party by always upping my mocktail game.

This recipe makes far more syrup than you need, but it’s amazing on cakes and keeps for yonks.


100g Water

100g Caster Sugar

6 Fig Leaves

1 Pink Grapefruit, Juice

1 Lime, juice

Tonic water to top up


1. Start with the syrup. Add the water, sugar and fig leaves to a pan, bring to a simmer and simmer until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, cool completely then strain into a sterile bottle.

2. For the drink, add 20ml syrup, 20ml pink grapefruit juice and 20ml Lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine then strain over ice. Top with tonic and serve.