Zorra Cocktail Ginger Basil Grapefruit-5

One of my favorite parts about blogging is all of the amazing people that I have had the privilege of getting to know. Especially when I first started blogging, I immersed myself in the community and it’s a large reason that I’m still blogging today. To celebrate that community, I teaming up with a couple great bloggers for the Celebrate Southern Soiree linkup.

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The Celebrate Southern Soiree is a linkup about the party!  Each week Suz from 2 cats & chloe and J from A Hot Southern Mess join forces with other party hostesses to celebrate all-things-southern for this little linkup Soiree!  Join the fun by linking up below!  Please share any and all entertainment posts!  Think: home decor, wonderful recipes, DIY or even just party ideas!  (And you don’t actually have to be a southern blogger to join the fun!  The more the merrier!)  If you would like to be a party hostess (like me!) please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/IHXJ7Nxyxq

Zorra Cocktail Ginger Basil Grapefruit-9

This grapefruitcocktail is a copycat recipe from a restaurant here in Nashville called Tavern. It’s one of my all time favorites and I’ve wanted to try recreating it at home for a while now. It consists of gin, grapefruit, ginger, and basil.

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I kept this cocktail simple. Just muddle a few slices of ginger and some basil together. Shake together with the gin, drain, and then add the grapefruit juice. Easy peasy. (no lemon squeezy (too much??)).

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We’ve already had a few good hot, sticky Nashville summer days and this cocktail makes it allll better.

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Grapefruit Cocktail + the Southern Soiree Linkup!

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  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 2 thin slices of fresh ginger (inch wide by 1/8 inch thick)
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 2 ounces of gin
  • 8 ounces of grapefruit juice


  1. In a cocktail mixer, muddle the ginger and basil and add in the gin.
  2. Shake thoroughly.
  3. Pour the gin in a tall glass with ice.
  4. Mix in the grapefruit juice.
  5. Optional: Add in a few small pieces of the basil and one of the slices of ginger.
  6. ENJOY!!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

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