grapefruit + rosemary cocktail

March 16th, 2012

Hellloooo Friday! It’s time for a refreshing cocktail, don’t you think? Well, let’s just get to the point and start sipping. This week I whipped up a simple cocktail that’s super fresh and earthy. It’s a combination of fresh grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup to sweeten it up and gin to enhance that herbal notes. I’m still warming up to grapefruit (and bitter things in general), but in small doses I’m enjoying it, especially when it’s sweetened up a bit. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Cheers! To warmer weather (even if it is a little weird), tasty drinks and the weekend!

grapefruit and rosemary cocktail
makes 1 cocktail

for the rosemary syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 sprigs fresh rosemary

for the cocktail
1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1 ounce rosemary syrup
1 1/2 ounce gin, like hendricks
splash of seltzer


to make the rosemary syrup:
Combine the water, sugar and rosemary in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain rosemary from syrup and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

to make the cocktail:
Combine the grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top it off with a splash of seltzer and garnish with a rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice. Enjoy!

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