Burnt Grapefruit Gin Smash
5 grapefruits, halved, divided
1 tbsp organic cane sugar
10 basil leaves, finely chopped + more for garnish
6–8 oz gin
2 cups ice, divided ½ cup soda water
1. Preheat a skillet on medium-high for 4 minutes. Cut 1 grapefruit half into 4 quarters. Sprinkle quarters with cane sugar on both sides and place in skillet. Sear for 30 to 40 seconds per side, until charred.
2. Juice remaining grapefruit halves into a cocktail shaker.
3. To shaker, add chopped basil, gin and one-half of the ice. Shake 5 to 6 times. Pour mixture into lowball glasses. Top with remaining ice and soda water. Garnish each with 1 wedge seared grapefruit and additional basil leaves.
PER SERVING (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 223, Total Fat: 0 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 27 g, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 1 g, Sodium: 9 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg