Festive Mocktails: Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer
You can still have a merry festive season, without actually getting ‘merry’. Try some of these delicious festive mocktails to get your tastebuds jingling. Beautiful flavours, fruit, herbs, delicious and minus the hangover!
Ginger Basil Grapefruit
You will need:
• 1 grapefruit; plus additional grapefruit for
• 2 cups of ice
• 3 x 12oz cans of ginger soda
• handful of fresh basil
• 1/4 cup basil simple syrup
For the Simple Basil Sugar Syrup
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil
Place sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved, about two minutes.
Add the basil.
Allow to steep for 15-20 minutes and
strain and discard basil.
Place syrup in a glass Tupperware container or squeeze bottle if you have it.
Cover and chill for a couple hours.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.
You can also make simple syrup in the microwave by placing the mixture in a Tupperware
container and heating it at 30 second intervals until sugar is fully dissolved.
Juice one large grapefruit and segment additional grapefruit for garnish if preferred.
Fill a pitcher half way with ice.
Pour soda, fresh grapefruit juice and simple syrup.
Garnish with grapefruit slices and fresh basil.
This festive mocktail will go beautifully as part of your Ultimate Vegan Christmas Dinner!