Yum, Yum, Yum! I LOVED this recipe. Phew! So good. I don’t drink alcohol myself so this was a great alternative. This is a must try. Feel free to add alcohol if you would like!
- 1 grapefruit; plus additional grapefruit for garnish
- 2 cups of ice
- 2 bottles of ginger beer (click here) or 3 cans of ginger ale
- handful of fresh basil
- 1/4 cup basil simple syrup
Juice one large grapefruit and segment additional grapefruit for garnish if preferred. Fill a pitcher half way with ice. Pour soda, fresh grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Mix well. Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh basil.
BASIL SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil
Place sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add the basil. Allow to steep for 15-20 minutes and strain and discard basil. Place syrup in a glass tupperware container or squeeze bottle if you have it.
This will make a good amount. Feel free to freeze the rest for later use.
Cover and chill for a couple hours.
That is it!