The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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

James Holmes,

June 2011
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