Hi there friends! Happy Memorial Day! It’s hard to believe it’s the unofficial kick off to summer, in Ohio it feels like we skipped spring. Winter seemed to linger, with a day or 2 teasers of spring, but never sustaining warm temperatures. When I think of a refreshing summery drink I think of the flavor combination of grapefruit and basil (you may remember this was one of the combos in my infused waters). The tartness of the grapefruit is the perfect compliment to the sweet and mellow flavor of the basil. Naturally I had to marry these flavors into a cocktail; I hope you love it as much as I do.
Grapefruit Basil Refresher Cocktail
1 ½ oz. Vodka (about a shot)
1¾ red grapefruit juice
Fresh basil leaves
Red grapefruit slices for garnish (optional)
Sugar or stevia
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, vodka grapefruit juice and basil leaves; shake well.
Pour drink in ice filled glass and top with basil. Optional: roll peeled grapefruit slices in sugar or stevia and add to glass for garnish.
What are your favorite summer cocktails? I hope you get to enjoy them today to celebrate the holiday, along with some amazing food, of course!