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Grilled Grapefruit Buck Cocktail

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Grapefruit Buck Cocktail

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

10

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

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What's this?

This brunch-worthy cocktail is calling your name this weekend. Sugar-coated grapefruit is grilled on the Traeger until slightly caramelized then squeezed into a mix of fresh lemon juice, ginger beer, Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup, and vodka.

Ingredients

  • 4 grapefruit, halved

  • 1/2 Cup turbinado sugar

  • 12 Ounce vodka

  • 1 1/2 Ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon

  • 3 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup

  • 8 Sprig fresh mint leaves

  • 12 Ounce ginger beer

  • 2 grapefruit sliced into 1/2 inch rounds, for garnish

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Coat the sliced grapefruit on both sides with turbinado sugar and place on preheated Traeger. Grill 3 minutes per side or until there are grill marks. Remove from grill and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • 3

    Squeeze grilled grapefruit to extract juice and strain (you should end up with about 16 ounces of juice).
  • 4

    Add vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup and 1 sprig of mint leaves to a pitcher and stir vigorously with a cocktail spoon.
  • 5

    Add a handful of ice and stir vigorously for 30 more seconds.
  • 6

    Pour into to 6 rocks glasses filled with ice and top with ginger beer.
  • 7

    Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice and a mint sprig. Enjoy!