Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour – fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, Bourbon, and an easy homemade ginger simple syrup. The most delicious tart and sweet cocktail recipe!
We’re having cocktails today.
Happy Thursday to us!
So. You know how recipe videos are all the rage on FB right now? I’ve been avoiding it thinking it was just a trend that would disappear and then I noticed all my friends starting to make videos and then I noticed all of them chattering about how much fun they are.
A few days I woke up and thought “You know what?! I’m gonna make a video today!”
And then I decided I’d make a cocktail so that if it was a total fail, I’d at least be able to ease pain afterwards.
You guys, don’t expect videos from me.
I am so bad at them. I wanted to use my phone to film it but I didn’t have a tripod for my phone so I constructed one out of a seat from my husband’s drums, a selfie stick, and a ponytail holder.
Somehow it worked. But then I had to edit the video and… it was just…
I’m officially retiring from making recipe videos.
This Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour was the star of the recipe video and I was so happy to have one (or 2) of these when I was done.
I told you guys that I’m obsessed with grapefruit right now. I’m buying bags and bags of grapefruit every week and then running out within 3 days.
I can’t get enough.
This recipe was so delicious. I’m not usually a bourbon person, I just think it is way too sweet but the tart grapefruit with the sweet bourbon was perfect. And then the homemade ginger syrup adds a little bit of spiciness. Everything just works so well together!
This got me really excited for summer cocktails. Anyone else ready for pool days and icy margaritas?
How to Make a Grapefruit Ginger Bourbon Sour
This Grapefruit Ginger Bourbon Sour starts with a homemade ginger simple syrup which I know sounds intimidating but I promise it is super simple!
You just heat water, sugar, and a piece of fresh ginger over low heat until the sugar is melted. And then let it sit for 30 minutes so the syrup gets infused with that ginger flavor.
To make the cocktail, you combine the ginger syrup with fresh grapefruit juice, lime juice, and bourbon! Serve them over ice with grapefruit slices and lime slices to garnish.
(PS. I keep getting questions about the ice in these photos! I use these trays to get cute little squares!)
More Bourbon Cocktail Recipes
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- Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash
- Blackberry Peach Bourbon Smash
- Bourbon Apple Sidecar
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 42g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 34g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g