Grapefruit Bourbon Sour with Honey Syrup Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

One of my favorite citrus fruits is grapefruit.  Its tart, refreshing flavor pairs well with bourbon in a sour-style cocktail.  Instead of a sugar-based simple syrup, this cocktail relies on honey for a natural, unrefined sweetener. Save any extra Honey Simple Syrup to sweeten tea or for another cocktail later this weekend.

Prep Details

Servings: 6

Calories per serving: 140 per serving


1 cup honey

8 oz Bourbon

4 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, from about 2 large grapefruits



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1. Make the honey simple syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the honey with one cup water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the honey has dissolved. Set aside and let cool.

2. Combine the Bourbon and grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice and mix. Add the honey simple syrup to taste, reserving any extra for another use. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and enjoy (Alternately, combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, stir and serve.)