We found a couple versions and had to try it. We didn’t have grapefruit juice but we did have some Fresca, which actually worked really well. Here’s our version for one drink.
- 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
- 1 1/2 oz Fresca (or any grapefruit soda)
- 2 basil leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 2 drops of bitters
- 1 grapefruit slice (optional)
- 1 preserved cherry (optional)
Add the bourbon, Fresca, and basil into a cocktail shaker and then fill the shaker with ice. Shake well and then strain into a cocktail glass with a large ice globe (or 5 ice cubes). Add the lemon juice and two drops of bitters.
You can garnish with a slice of grapefruits and a cherry.
If you have fresh grapefruit juice, you can substitute the Fresca with 1 oz of grapefruit juice and 1/2 oz of simple syrup.