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Dec 28, 2017

Grapefruit Gin and Rosemary Cocktail

Surprise your holiday guests with these stunning sundowners and enjoy the refreshing taste of rosemary and grapefruit! The result is a beautiful herbal aroma that will surely tingle all the senses! The perfect holiday cocktail to enjoy this week!

Here’s what you will need: For the rosemary syrup: 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup water 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and stalks discarded In a saucepan place water and sugar.

Stir and bring to the boil. Turn down heat and allow to simmer for 3 minutes with lid on. Turn off heat and allow the mixture to steep for 5 more minutes before straining through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the rosemary leaves and allow the syrup to cool before transferring syrup to a sealed bottle or jar.

The syrup will keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight jar, stored in a cool dark place. Note: This syrup is also delicious mixed in a lemon and ginger margarita. For your cocktail: 1.5 fl oz (45ml) London Dry gin (or vodka) 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice 1 fl oz (30ml) rosemary syrup Ice Fresh rosemary sprig and pink grapefruit slice to garnish Yields 1 cocktail. In a shaker pour gin, grapefruit juice and rosemary syrup.

Add a big scoop of ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds, or until the shaker feels icy cold in your hands. Fill a tumbler with ice and pour cocktail from your shaker through a fine mesh strainer into your glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary and pink grapefruit slices. Via

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