Delicious drink, unfortunate name. Perfect for brunch. Or anytime, really.
- ½ Lime, Quartered
- ½ ounces, fluid Simple Syrup
- 5 leaves Fresh Basil
- 1-½ ounce, fluid Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- 1-½ ounce, fluid Gin
- ½ ounces, fluid Cointreau Or Other Orange Liqueur
- Club Soda
Quarter the half lime, then muddle with simple syrup and basil in a mixing glass. Muddle until lime is juiced and basil is bruised, but not shredded. Add grapefruit juice, gin, Cointreau, and ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice. Top with club soda.
Quartering the lime and muddling it is a technique I like to use occasionally instead of juicing the lime. You get flavor from the rind and more pulp this way.