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
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