Plain Sailing
/

Plain Sailing
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.48 / 5
Sailing icon
This cocktail is part of our Paris Olympics 2024 collection, and was created specifically to celebrate the sport of Sailing at the event. Find out more
Paris 2024 Olympics logo
The plain sailing cocktail combines the clean and crisp (or herbal and botanical) base of dry gin or vodka with the vibrant, tart, and slightly sweet notes of Double Dutch ... more The plain sailing cocktail combines the clean and crisp (or herbal and botanical) base of dry gin or vodka with the vibrant, tart, and slightly sweet notes of Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda. The saline solution or lime and salt rim enhances the flavors, while the garnishes of pink grapefruit slice and rosemary add depth and aromatic complexity. It’s a refreshing and well-balanced drink, perfect for a warm day or as a lively aperitif.
Check out all our FAQ's on this cocktail
Invented
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2024
Base ingredient
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dry gin
Garnish
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pink Grapefruit Slice and Rosemary
Alcohol content
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
This ingredient has been discontinued, too rare or not relevant to be included in our My Bar functionality
This ingredient has been discontinued, too rare or not relevant to be included in our My Bar functionality
Serves:
-
+

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Plain Sailing is simplicity at its finest, where the dry gin's botanical zest is elevated by a whisper of saline, bringing out subtler flavors. The Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda adds a tartness that perfectly balances the drink, making it a refreshing yet sophisticated choice.

Method
How to make a Plain Sailing

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ice to a highball glass
Add the gin and the saline solution
Top up with the Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda
Stir gently, garnish and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Double  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

Your private tasting notes

~ Register as a user to create tasting notes, save your bar and more ~

Can you make this?

Add the ingredients you have at home to your My Bar and we'll show you what cocktails you can make. Start off by adding the ingredients you have for this cocktail using the plus icons.

Comments

No comments yet…

You need to be a user with a verified email to comment on cocktails. Login / register

Featured in

~ Not featured in any of your lists, or any public lists, register as a user to create a list and add this cocktail. We'll then show the lists here ~

FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin for the Plain Sailing cocktail?

Yes, while the recipe specifies dry gin, you can experiment with other types of gin like a botanical or citrus-forward gin to slightly alter the flavor profile. However, dry gin is ideal for maintaining the intended balance of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Plain Sailing cocktail?

A perfect garnish for the Plain Sailing cocktail would be a slice of pink grapefruit or a twist of grapefruit peel, enhancing the citrus notes from the Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to prepare and serve the Plain Sailing cocktail?

The Plain Sailing cocktail is best served cold. Fill a highball glass with ice, add the dry gin, saline solution, and top with Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda. Stir gently to combine the ingredients without losing carbonation from the soda.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is the Plain Sailing cocktail gluten-free?

Yes, the Plain Sailing cocktail can be considered gluten-free as gin and the Double Dutch Pink Grapefruit Soda are typically made without gluten-containing ingredients. However, always check the labels of the products you use to ensure they meet your dietary requirements.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food would pair well with the Plain Sailing cocktail?

The Plain Sailing cocktail, with its citrusy and refreshing profile, pairs well with seafood dishes such as grilled shrimp, ceviche, or oysters. It also complements light appetizers like goat cheese crostinis or a fresh salad.

Upgrade your mixology

Become a member for free taking your cocktail making skills up to level 11.

  • Save your bar forever
  • Access to our Cocktail Creator, allowing you to create your own wonderful concoctions.
  • Save cocktails to personalised 'Tried' and 'Want to try' lists
  • Create and record tasting notes on cocktails
  • Create lists of cocktails to share with friends and family
  • A pesonalised MyBar URL, allowing you to share everything you can make with friends
  • And much more ... (what to buy next, measurement choices, search personalisation...)
Register now

Olympic Cocktails and More

Discover a host of cocktails inspired by the Paris 2024 Olympics, meet the bartenders behind the cocktails and win yourself some juicy Amazon vouchers.

Our Olympic Cocktail Hub
build your bar

Create a cocktail

Choose a theme and some ingredients, give us some description and we'll create an amazing cocktail for you.

Register as a Premium Make Me A Cocktail community member and get access to an even more powerful creator.

Start creating

Build your bar

Tell us what you have at home and we’ll find a delicious cocktail for you to make right now.

Register as a Make Me A Cocktail community member and we’ll save your ingredients list so you can come back to it at any time.

Create My Bar
build your bar