Grapefruit Fizz

  • Yield servings

A light and refreshing beverage made with fresh basil, grapefruit and agave


1 grapefruit
3 basil leaves
2 teaspoons agave nectar
2 pints soda water


  1. Juice the grapefruit and add the basil. Pour the mixture into a blender and whir until the basil is pulverized. While the blender is running, add the agave nectar.
  2. Place ice in 2 pint glasses. Pour the grapefruit juice mixture over the ice, dividing it evenly between the 2 glasses.
  3. Top each serving with soda water, setting the remaining soda water aside for another use. Quaff.

Note: Agave nectar, a Mexican sweetener made from the agave plant, is available in grocery stores alongside the sugar or honey.

Reprinted from The Truck Food Cookbook with permission of Workman Publishing Company. Available for purchase at



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