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Grapefruit & Basil Greyhound

The following recipe was created in collaboration with Lauren Schulte. To see more of her bites and meals, visit her Instagram @TheBiteSizePantry

Simple, sweet and low calorie? I don’t think anyone could dream of a better combination for a cocktail! My Grapefruit & Basil Greyhound checks all of these boxes. Very simple to make and so delicious to drink, you’ll want a whole pitcher on hand.

Grapefruit & Basil Cocktail

Grapefruit is a delightful citrus fruit, but its flavor can often be a bit bitter. I counteract this by making a simple syrup, which is basically a sweet syrup that forms when water and sugar are boiled together. You can make it yourself or pick up Powell & Mahoney’s premade simple syrup from Heinen’s.

This drink features vodka, which pairs deliciously with fresh basil and limes along with Heinen’s fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. It’s as simple as that! With only a few ingredients, you can have a delicious cocktail perfect for spring sipping!

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Grapefruit & Basil Cocktail
Grapefruit & Basil Greyhound
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  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. Heinen’s fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. Powell & Mahoney simple syrup
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ cup Dole crushed pineapple, optional
  • Salt or sugar, for rim
  • Sliced grapefruit and lime, for garnish
  • Fresh basil, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, basil leaves, lime juice, simple syrup and a couple Tbsp. of crushed pineapple, if desired. Use the back of a spoon to muddle all of the ingredients together.
  2. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Add fresh ice to serving glasses and pour the vodka mixture over top.
  4. Top with Heinen’s fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and the rest of the crushed pineapple, if desired.
  5. Garnish with a fresh grapefruit or lime wedge and enjoy!

Grapefruit & Basil Cocktail

The Bite Size Pantry, Lauren Schulte
By Lauren Schulte
Well hello there, I’m Lauren and I love food! Keeping meals simple, satisfying and accessible to all is the main purpose behind my cooking, but I always add a touch of creativity and uniqueness.I’m a family-taught cook and food is one of my greatest passion in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food. I am a fur-mama to two wonderful rescue pups, Herbie and Nelly and our cat Grayson, who are all part of The Bite Size Pantry household. They love to be with me in the kitchen and they make the cleanup process a whole lot easier. Thanks to the wonderful internet world I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking. Sometimes it seems like a lot, but I just love food and I really love sharing that love with others who love it too.

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