gin grapefruit and rosemary cocktail

Grapefruit and rosemary gin cocktail

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x


This is a ridiculously refreshing cocktail. It’s also got a bit of tang to it – a great alternative to some of the overly sweet cocktails out there. With a great balance between citrus and gin goodness, this is perfect for a burst of colour in your day, for brunch or to cool down in the summer.



  • 3 parts gin
  • 3 parts grapefruit juice
  • 1 part rosemary simple syrup (see below)
  • Soda water to taste
  • Rosemary to garnish
  • Ice


Combine the gin, grapefruit juice and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker that’s filled with ice. Shake vigorously to mix and then pour into glasses over ice.

Top up with soda water as desired and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.


To make the rosemary simple syrup

In a medium saucepan, put most of a pack of rosemary – at least 4 or 5 large sprigs, if using directly from a bush – along with 150ml water and 1 tablespoon of caster sugar. Heat on medium until the sugar has dissolved and then reduce down to about half the volume. Set aside to cool before use.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: grapefruit and rosemary cocktail