The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail

The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit CocktailRecipe
Photo: Jody Horton


Makes 1 cocktail
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1/2 tablespoon simple syrup, see Note
2 basil leaves
1 grapefruit slice and 1 preserved cherry, for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, bourbon, simple syrup and basil. Fill a chilled rocks glass with ice. Add 5 ice cubes to the shaker and shake well. Strain the drink into the ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and cherry.


Make simple syrup by boiling equal parts sugar and water. Let cool before using.