This frothy sweet and sour cocktail is made with a delicious basil grapefruit simple syrup. This simple syrup is what gives this drink its gorgeous purple color. To get this frothy top, add an egg white along with ingredients in a shaker. Trust us, after you've tried this trick, your cocktail game won't ever be the same.
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Basil Grapefruit Simple Syrup
- 3/ 4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/ 4 cup water
- 1 whole grapefruit rind
- Fresh basil
Add sugar, water, and grapefruit rind to a small saucepan and bring to a boil until sugar has completely dissolved. Add a couple basil leaves and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain into a glass container. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes prior to use in cocktail.
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 1/ 2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
- 3/ 4 cup basil grapefruit syrup
- 1/ 2 ounce egg white
- Basil leaf, garnish
Add ingredients to a shaker. Shake for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake for another 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.