Rosemary, Grapefruit & Gin

6 Jul

This beautiful cocktail tastes as good as it looks! We also may be slightly biased, but we’re pretty sure nothing could look better under these drinks than our exclusive Rosé Watercolor Cocktail Napkins.

Back to the drink—the savory herbal flavor of the rosemary is just perfect combined with the tart grapefruit. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. How is it made, you ask. A little pre-prep time is required to make a rosemary simple syrup, but it is totally worth it.

Rosemary Simple Syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 sprigs worth of rosemary leaves

Place all three ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. Allow to boil for a minute or so, until the sugar is dissolved. Then, turn down the heat and simmer for 3 minutes with the lid on. Turn off heat and allow the mixture to steep for 5 more minutes before straining. Discard the rosemary leaves and let the syrup cool before transferring to a sealed bottle or jar. It will keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight jar stored in a cool dark place.

2 oz gin (or vodka)
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1 oz  rosemary syrup
Fresh rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice to garnish

In a cocktail shaker, pour the gin, grapefruit juice and syrup over ice. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary. Sip, and enjoy!

FYP Mixologists