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!

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.

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!

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?

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!

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!)

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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!

Yield: 6 servings

Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour

Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour

adapted from Southern Living

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups bourbon

Instructions

  1. Heat sugar, water, and ginger over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Remove ginger and discard.
  2. Combine ginger syrup, grapefruit juice, and lime juice.
  3. Fill 6 glasses with ice. Add 1/3 cup bourbon and 1/2 cup juice mixture to each glass. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 0g

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Grapefruit-Ginger Bourbon Sour - the perfect grapefruit cocktail! And so easy!
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!