Rosemary, Grapefruit & Gin Cocktail
I came across this recipe while searching for new drink ideas on Pinterst and just had to share this with y'all! This is from the cutest blogger- Tell Me Tuesday! This girl is PRECIOUS! Her name is Kate and I looked over her blog website when I came across this recipe and instantly fell in love with it all!!
This is seriously probably one of the prettiest cocktails I have ever seen... Pink is one of my FAVORITE colors and so this drink definitely caught my eye!
For the rosemary syrup:
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves stripped and stalks discarded
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
- Fresh rosemary sprig and pink grapefruit slice to garnish
(Yields for 1 cocktail)
For the rosemary syrup-
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.
For the 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.
There is a lot of freedom to make this cocktail with whatever you like best! I love when I can change it up and try different things whenever I want :-)
Now go start sipping on this delicious drink ;-)