The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail


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1 cocktail


  • 2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice

  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon

  • ½ tablespoon 1/2 simple syrup (see Note)

  • 2 basil leaves

  • Ice

  • 1 grapefruit slice and preserved cherry (for garnish)


  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.

    The Big Texan Bourbon-and-Grapefruit Cocktail
    © Jody Horton


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

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