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Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Smash

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Smash

This is everything we want in a cocktail – fresh seasonal fruit, short & simple recipe, and a whole lotta bourbon. Sweet and smooth meets tart and spicy, just how it should be.

Now that Thanksgiving has been properly celebrated and appreciated, I’m finally letting go of my bah-humbug attitude and embracing the season of extravagance. This bourbon smash is smooth and dangerous and you can’t stop sipping until whoops, you need a refill… and somehow that entire handle of bourbon has mysteriously disappeared.

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Smash | Mountain Cravings

Turns out that Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. Kinda a weird one to love, especially since it wasn’t a major deal in my family growing up, but here’s why:

Thanksgiving is about loved ones and kindness and appreciation and food.

Full stop. No presents, except maybe a bottle of wine for the host/ess (always yes).

It’s all about pausing to recognize and give thanks for the many many things we are so lucky to have, like a roof and running water and nourishment. I take these simple things for granted every day, but they’re faraway dreams for too many people in this world. I hope with all my heart that your list also includes a strong family and forever friends, because they are everything in life.

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Smash | Mountain Cravings

We served this punch before our Friendsgiving feast, and good thing we had all sorts of friends-cooked goodness to soak this up. Major shoutout to the friend who made Tieghan’s butternut squash & wild mushroom stuffing, which I couldn’t stop eating, including for breakfast the next morning. That girl is just magic, you know?

Cheers to the rest of our holiday season!

Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Smash
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 12 8-oz. cocktails
  • 750 ml bourbon (one fifth)
  • 72 oz. ginger beer (six 12 oz. cans)
  • juice of 2 grapefruit
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, peeled & thinly sliced
  • (optional but pretty) pomegranate arils
  • ice
  1. Combine everything but the ice in a large punch bowl. Stir and pour!
To make ahead of time, combine everything but the ginger beer and ice. Add the ginger beer just before serving so it doesn't go flat.

Nutrition Facts
12 servings per container
Serving size 8 oz. cocktail

Amount per serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 19g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 0g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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