This non alcoholic grapefruit rosemary spritzer is a refreshing drink to serve on warmer days or even for brunch. The savory hint of rosemary makes this a perfect grownup, elegant drink.
This last week has flown by so quickly I’m still trying to catch my breath. Between sorting out technical blog stuff, planning out menus for next week, cooking and troubleshooting pesky little problems that have a knack of creeping up on the busiest of days, this week has been busy as hell.
With the weekend approaching I’m looking forward to a couple of quiet days at home doing nothing but relaxing. The snow has disappeared and I’m hoping it doesn’t make a comeback now. The days are slightly warmer and I’m even seeing green things popping up in random places. It finally feels like spring is approaching, and not a day sooner!
In anticipation of the warmer weather that will soon be making an appearance I wanted to make a refreshing fruity drink. I don’t drink alcohol so I wanted to make a non alcoholic spritzer but one that could easily accommodate alcohol as well for those who would prefer something stronger.
I picked grapefruit because I love its beautiful pink color and rosemary because citrus and rosemary go really well together. The thing with rosemary is that it adds a wonderfully herby note to whatever it is added when used in small quantities. If you add it in a larger quantity though it tastes really overpowering.
This drink is the perfect balance of tart, sweet and savory that makes it suitable for grownups. The color makes it super elegant and perfect for brunch or for serving at outdoor parties. Plus, this is so quick and easy to put together so you don’t really have to work all that hard to whip up this pretty drink.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
Making the Rosemary Simple Syrup is easy and quick. All you need to do is add all the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan and cook it over medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved. Once the syrup has cooled, it can be sieved.
Just make the syrup, juice your grapefruit and you’re ready to mix it up and serve! Add a bit of vodka, gin or even tequila to spike it up for guests who need a stronger drink.
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Grapefruit Rosemary Spritzer- Non Alcoholic
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
- 4-6 tbsp rosemary syrup
- Crushed Ice
- Soda water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sprig of rosemary chopped
- To make the syrup, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and pass through a sieve to remove the rosemary. Cover and let cool completely.
- To assemble the spritzer, pour 1/4 cup grapefruit juice in each glass. Add 2-3 tbsp of rosemary syrup to each glass. Fill the glasses with crushed ice and then top with soda water. Garnish with rosemary and grapefruit slices if desired.
- Optionally, add a shot of vodka, gin or tequila to the drink for a refreshing citrusy cocktail!