Finnish Long Drink


Also known as a Lonkero, this popular Finnish highball originated at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics and has recently become popular in the U.S. It's traditionally served in a tall ("long") glass, hence the name. I find Fresca and white grapefruit juice to give the most authentic flavor, but ruby red grapefruit juice can be used for a sweeter, less tart flavor.

Long Drink
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 long drink


  • 1 cup ice, or as needed

  • ½ fluid ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 fluid ounces white grapefruit juice

  • 2 fluid ounces gin

  • 3 ounces grapefruit flavored soda (such as Fresca®)

  • 1 splash club soda, or as needed

  • 1 slice grapefruit for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add lemon juice, grapefruit juice, gin, and grapefruit soda; stir to combine.

  2. Top with club soda, lightly stir again, and garnish with grapefruit slice.

Cook's Note:

Adjust amounts to your desired taste. If you like it sweeter, add more grapefruit soda and less juice. White grapefruit juice can be difficult to find so I often use Ruby Red juice. Other times I just use gin and grapefruit soda to keep things simple.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
0g Fat
15g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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