Rosemary-Infused Fresh Grapefruit Spritzer - A Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipe

Rosemary-Infused Fresh Grapefruit Spritzer

The sweet and tangy taste of freshly squeezed citrus juice cut with a subtle earthy flavour of rosemary!
Course Drinks
Servings 4 cocktails

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 3 TB. Honey
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary fresh (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 Lemon large
  • 3 Grapefruit large (plus more for garnish)
  • Vodka or White Rum
  • Soda or Sparkling Water

Instructions

For the Juice Concentrate

  1. Place water, sugar and honey in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Meanwhile, juice lemon and set aside the juice. Cut leftover lemon into quarters and add to saucepan (with sugar mixture).
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add rosemary. Turn down temperature to low and simmer until mixture becomes syrupy (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Juice Grapefruits. Add lemon juice to the grapefruit juice and pour entire mixture through a sieve.
  5. Once syrup is cool, pour through a sieve into juice mixture. Stir to combine.

Bottle

  1. Add 1-2 ounces of vodka or white rum to bottle (10-12 ounce size). Pour in 5-6 ounces of juice mixture. Top with soda or sparkling water. Seal. Chill before serving.

Spritzer

  1. Add ice cubes to glass along with 1-2 ounces of vodka or white rum. Pour in 5-6 ounces of juice mixture. Top with soda or sparkling water. Garnish with grapefruit segment and tiny sprig of rosemary.

Recipe Notes

Use your favourite variety of grapefruit. I used a mix of pink and red for color. You may have to adjust the sugar/honey level depending on how tart the juice is.