It is citrus season and what could pair better with your Friday cocktail hour than grapefruit and rosemary with… anything!
This week I made a fantastic cocktail throwing in freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime juice, Grand Marnier, Pamplemousse liqueur, gin and rosemary infused simple syrup. Shake it up in a cocktail shaker with tons of crushed iced. Top it off with sparkling water- tonic, , LaCriox, Pellegrino, whatever- it’ll be delicious.
Grapefruit Rosemary Gin Fizz- Serves 2
- For the Rosemary infused simple syrup-
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- For the Cocktail
2 oz Rosemary infused simple syrup
2 oz gin
1 oz Pamplemousse Liqueur
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 cup fresh grapefruit juice
Juice of 1 lime- about 1 oz
Garnish- Grapefruit peel and rosemary sprigs
Sparkling water- Pellagrino is what I used. Grapefruit flavored La Criox or Topo Chico would be fantastic.
Method- Makes 2 cocktails – Total time- 1 hoUr
- Make the simple syrup-
Bring water, rosemary and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar disolves. Let cool. Pour into a glass jar and chill at least 30 minutes. Remove the rosemary. Keeps in the fridge up to 3 weeks.
- In a clean dish towel, wrap up about 8-10 cups of ice. Pound the ice with a rolling pin until crushed. Place half the ice into a cocktail shaker and then other half into two double old fashioned glasses.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the Grand Mariner, Papplemouse, gin, simple syrup and juices. Shake well until the cocktail shaker is frosted over- about 15 seconds.
- Using the strainer, pour into glasses, Top with sparkling water. Stir well. Garnish with grapefruit peel and a sprig of washed rosemary.
double old fashioned glasses
cocktail shaker with strainer
clean dish towles
rolling pin or meat pounder