Charred Grapefruit and Basil Gin and Tonic
Sweet and sour grapefruit paired with the mild anise flavor of fresh basil. This Charred Grapefruit and Basil Gin and Tonic is a must for all G&T lovers. Not only does this Gin cocktail taste amazing, it just looks sensational. Perfect for the cooler months when grapefruits fill the shops.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
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- 1 thick wedge red grapefruit
- 1/4 cup gin
- 1 cup ice
- 2 fresh basil leaves
- 2/3 cup tonic
- Additional basil for garnish
Put a cast iron fry pan/heavy based non-stick fry pan over a high heat and leave it to get hot.
Once the pan is hot add the grapefruit wedge, flesh side down and let it get a good smoky char, turn and char on the second side.
Remove from the grapefruit from the pan and set aside to cool.
Pour the gin, ice cubes and the basil leaves into a cocktail shaker/mason jar/ jug.
Shake or muddle the basil to bruise the leaves and release the flavours.
Pour the infused gin into your glass.
Add additional ice, top up with chilled tonic water add your charred grapefruit and a sprig of basil.
Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg