skinny grapefruit bourbon cocktail

by amy |

I love a good cocktail bar as much as the next person, but let’s be honest – sometimes you just don’t feel like leaving the house. When we do venture out, you will usually find me scanning the menu for a drink that has whiskey or bourbon. Nine times out of ten it is my go to liquor, especially in the colder months. But, Saturday was a Netflix binge the entire new season of The OA and chill kind of day, so I decided to make a fancy cocktail to enjoy in the comfort of my own home.

This Grapefruit Bourbon cocktail is super easy and tastes great whether you are treating yourself to a night in or hosting a few friends at your house.


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 2 1/2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1/2 oz skinny simple syrup*
  • club soda
  • slice of grapefruit for garnish

* skinny simple syrup

  • ¼ cup Truvia nectar or 3 1/2 tbsp of Truvia Sweetner (for traditional simple syrup, use 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
  • ½ cup water

To make the simple syrup

  1. Combined Truvia and water in a small sauce pot and cook over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat, let stand 10 minutes
  3. Transfer to jar or container and refrigerate until completed cool, or up to 5 days. Makes about ½ cup of syrup

To make the cocktails

  1. In cocktail shaker combine bourbon, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice; shake well
  2. Pour over additional ice, top with club soda and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Makes 2 servings

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