I pulled out the good glasses for this one. This cocktail looked fancy, tasted fancy, and since today is my birthday, why not???
Brûléed Grapefruit Bourbon Brown Derby
For the brûléed grapefruit:
2 tablespoons sugar
For the honey syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup honey
For the cocktail:
3 ounces brûléed grapefruit juice
2 ounces bourbon
½ ounce honey syrup
½ brûléed grapefruit slice for garnish
To make the brûléed grapefruit:
Cut both grapefruits in half and slice one of the halves into rounds. Place the grapefruit on a baking sheet and sprinkle generously with the sugar. Broil on high for 5-8 minutes until starting to caramelize.