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Grapefruit Basil Cocktail

Grapefruit Basil Cocktail

  • Author: Gianna Nebbia
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: muddling, shaking, mixology
  • Cuisine: summer drinks


An easy, herbaceous cocktail, that's cold and refreshing for all your summer happy hours.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • The juice of 1/2 of a lime, plus 1 wedge for garnish
  • 1 cup of ice (half for shaking, half for serving)


  1. Muddle the basil and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the vodka, grapefruit juice, and half the ice. Cover and shake well for 10 seconds.
  3. Pour over a rocks glass with the rest of the ice. (Note 1)
  4. Garnish with basil and lime


  1. If you want the lower the ABV, pour the cocktail into a tall glass instead of a rocks glass, and fill with seltzer.

Keywords: grapefruit basil cocktail, basil grapefruit cocktail

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