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Basil & Grapefruit Gin Punch

2017-10-30

Recipe Info

  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 1:30 h

Ingredients

  • handful basil leaves
  • 200g sugar
  • 250ml gin
  • 400ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 230ml fresh orange juice
  • 1 litre soda water
  • 4 lemons, sliced into wedges

Method

Step 1

To make the simple syrup, in a medium pot, stir the sugar into 250ml water. Turn the heat to medium-high, and let the sugar water come to a simmer. Turn off the heat, and add the basil leaves. Let the simple syrup steep for 30 minutes. Run the syrup through a sieve, and then move it to the fridge to chill, at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Mix together the basil syrup, gin, grapefruit juice, orange juice and 500ml of cold water; chill for at least 30 minutes, until quite cold. Before serving, top the punch with lemon wedges. You can add the soda water all at once to the punch bowl, or allow each guest to top off their own glass.

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