Old Friend cocktail recipe

In honour of World Cocktail Day we are sharing one of Bombay Sapphire’s delicious cocktail recipes.

Bombay is the backbone of the cocktail giving fresh citrus & pine on the nose, mouthfeel and a pepper tickle on the finish, grapefruit juice brings a tropical acidity, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur adds sweetness and that lychee like funky floral flavour and the Aperol adds a hint of bitterness without being overpowering.

A classically styled aperitif you won’t mind drinking anytime!


  • 45ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 22.5ml Fresh Pink Grapefruit (juice)
  • 14ml Aperol
  • 15ml St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 Fresh Pink Grapefruit (zest)


  1. Chill a Coupe or Cocktail glass
  2. Into a cocktail shaker add 45ml Bombay Sapphire, 22.5ml Grapefruit juice, 15ml Aperol & 15ml St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
  3. Fill the shaker with ice, close and shake hard for 7 seconds
  4. Fine strain into the chilled and empty coupe glass
  5. Garnish with grapefruit zest and enjoy!
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