ROSEMARY AND GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL OR MOCKTAIL
Nothing tastes better than foods or cocktails made with fresh herbs from your own backyard. This Rosemary and Grapefruit Cocktail or Mocktail whichever you'd prefer is a refreshing drink to serve as a welcome drink. The savory hint of rosemary makes this a perfect grownup, elegant drink.
The last few weeks have been pretty sweet and special. I wanted to celebrate all of the new things coming for us in the spring and summer by making a really easy and refreshing cocktail. We partake in spirits every chance we can and the great thing is this rosemary and grapefruit cocktail can easily be prepared for the little ones or guests who don't drink alcohol.
Rosemary, Honey, and Grapefruit Cocktail
2/3 cup honey
4 sprigs rosemary
1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (from about 5 grapefruit)
vodka, gin, or tequila
soda water ( I used cucumber soda water)
rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges to garnish
Combine the honey and rosemary in a small pot and gently heat over medium-low until the honey just begins to bubble around the edges, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile fill 4 glasses with crushed ice. Once the honey has cooled slightly, remove the sprigs of rosemary and transfer 1/4 cup of the rosemary infused honey to a jar with a tight fitting lid, add the grapefruit juice, add a bit of vodka, gin or tequila, and shake vigorously until combined and frothy. Divide the mixture between the glasses and top with soda water. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and grapefruit wedges.