Grapefruit Bourbon Cocktail with Basil Syrup


February 26, 2016

Cocktail recipe: Grapefruit bourbon cocktail with basil syrup // by gabriella

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  1. natalie says:

    YUM! Your drinks are my favorite!

  2. Matthew Pike says:

    You’ve done it again! That’s another one pinned for the weekend.

    Buckets & Spades

  3. Clarissa says:

    This drink screams summer! Are we there yet?! But seriously, this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing – pinning immediately! 🙂

    -Clarissa @

    • gabriella says:

      Doesn’t it! At least we’re almost to spring, right? Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Jackie says:

    Yum – this drink looks and sounds delicious! It’s still pretty cold out around here, but I pinned this one for later. Yay for thinking about summer!

    Something About That

    • gabriella says:

      Thanks, Jackie! It’s such a fun spring drink – hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  5. My first reaction to your question about moving to Atlanta is to think, “Oh my goodness, the humidity!” Don’t hold it against me. I’m born and raised in Seattle, which makes me inherently adverse to bright, sweaty heat.

    However, before I even got to the humidity OMG moment, I fell in love with all things about this post. Basil is my jam. I mean. Really. LOVE the herb. Can’t wait to ask the hubby to make me this one. (I firmly believe all drinks taste better when they’re served to you 😉 ) Thanks!

    • gabriella says:

      I totally get it! I’m so anti-humidly and anti-heat, that it’s mind boggling I even want to move to Atlanta. BUT, I would totally deal with it because of how much I love down there.

      And thank you so much for your kind words! I hope he whips up a good one for you 🙂


  6. Parisa says:

    Oh my… this sounds amazing. I love grapefruit so much. I WILL be trying this.
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Paris with an A

    • gabriella says:

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it. It’s definitely refreshing 🙂


  7. Matt says:

    Do you suggest any specific types of bourbon to use?

  8. Nonie Caruthers says:

    Sounds delicious, but how much of each ingredient do I add per drink?

  9. Tori says:

    Looks delicious! Trying to make this but would appreciate more precise measurements. How much of the syrup do we use for each recipe? How many shakes of biters? How much juice did you get from your grapefruits?

    • gabriella says:

      Hi, Tori – Thank you! For the syrup, I’d suggest about 1 T for two glasses (this is a bit of personal preference on how sweet you want it), 2 shakes of bitters, and juice from two large grapefruits. Enjoy!