The Big Texan Bourbon & Grapefruit Cocktail


This one is pretty easy yet so tasty! In a cocktail shaker, combine grapefruit juice, bourbon, simple syrup and basil leaves.

Fill a chilled rocks glass with ice.

Add a few ice cubes to the shaker and shake well.

Strain the drink into the ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and cherry.

You can also forgo the cherry and add basil leaves as garnish as you will see in the photo below. 

For the grapefruit juice, you can always buy it or simply squeeze it from an actual grapefruit

For the simple syrup you can buy it ready made or make it yourself by boiling equal parts sugar and water. Let cool before using.


  • 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


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