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The Heat Wave

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail recipes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Mary Fran Wiley


  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • 1 ½ ounces grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • grapefruit wedges to garnish


  • Fill a shaker with ice, the gin, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and 2 basil leaves.
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. You want to bruise the basil to release its flavor.
  • Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with an additional basil leaf or two and a grapefruit wedge