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Basil and Grapefruit Cocktail


Basil Simple Syrup

2 cups sugar

1 small bunch of basil

Basil and Grapefruit Cocktail

3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

1 ounce Ego Blanco tequila, or any silver tequila

1 ounce basil infused simple syrup


Make the simple syrup

  1. In a medium pot, combine 2 cups water with the sugar and basil and bring to a boil. Let boil until the sugar dissolves, about 2 to 5 minutes. Then turn off heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove basil.

Syrup can keep in the refrigerator for up to one month. Makes 1 pint.

Make the Basil and Grapefruit cocktail

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously. Add fresh ice into a glass, strain, and garnish with a fresh basil leaf and half of a grapefruit slice.