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Winter Mocktail

Pink Grapefruit and Green Basil Smash Mocktail

Makes 1 mocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces chilled unsweetened green tea
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup
  • splash of soda water
  • 1 generous handful fresh green basil
  • ice
  • garnish of pink grapefruit rounds or edible flowers

Instructions

  1. In the cup of a cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice.
  2. Gently “smack” the fresh basil on your palm and add to the shaker cup.
  3. Taking your muddler, gently twist into the basil, releasing the essence.
  4. Next, add the pink grapefruit juice, simple syrup and chilled green tea.
  5. Add a handful of ice and then close the shaker.
  6. Briskly shake your cocktail for 30 seconds, or until the shaker becomes nice and frosted.
  7. Fill a Double Old Fashioned glass with ice. Strain the cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer into the glass. Add a splash of soda water.
  8. Garnish a round of grapefruit or edible flowers.
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