Brunching with this incredibly satisfying mocktail makes the transition from table to trail so much more possible than when imbibing on a couple morning mimosas. Today is a perfect late summer day meant for being in the woods, so kicking it off with a healthier option seems the way to go. This recipe did the trick and is pretty easy to make. It’s the perfect combo of sweet, sour and acidic..
PREP: 5 MINS // YIELD: 3 MOCKTAIL
| Juice of one grapefruit or 6oz unsweetened grapefruit juice.
| 9 oz plain sparkling water
| A few basil leaves
| Shake grapefruit juice and syrup over ice and strain
| Pour 3oz of combo over ice and top with same amount of sparkling water
| Garnish with basil leaves and wedge of grapefruit if available
| Can add vodka or dry sparkling wine to make into a cocktail
Portland Syrup brews exquisitely flavored lower-sugar mixers using whole botanical ingredients. Each 16 oz. bottle will make nearly a gallon of finished soda, or 16-32 cocktails, depending on your palate.
Ingredients: Water, cane sugar, fresh ginger root, fresh basil, fresh habanero chili, fresh serrano chili, citric acid.