The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail

Photo: Jody Horton

Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
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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

  1. 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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