Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice at brunch? Yes, please. A little vodka? Oh, why the hell not. This cocktail is, for all intents and purposes, a greyhound, but I make it with fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice (Rio Star from Texas, if you're into cowboys), rosemary simple syrup, and locally-distilled vodka. It's a real dandy.
For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
For the Cocktail:
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup
4 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
Garnish: grapefruit twist, rosemary sprig
To make the rosemary simple syrup, combine the rosemary, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until the syrup is infused with the flavor of the rosemary, about 8 minutes. Let cool.
For the cocktail, fill a rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup, and grapefruit juice. Stir gently. Garnish with grapefruit twist and rosemary sprig.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 47mg||235%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|