The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail
Photo: Jody Horton
Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
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- 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.
Note: Make simple syrup by boiling equal parts sugar and water. Let cool before using.
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