There is something charming about a grapefruit cocktail with a hint of rosemary. A Rosemary Greyhound is a simple way to enjoy freshly squeezed citrus this winter.
It’s said rosemary can be used to treat joint or muscle pain and digestive issues. It may even repel pesky mosquitos and rodents. Most importantly, the scent of rosemary boosts one’s mood and is said to improve the memory. I can attest to the mood boosting scent. It’s my favorite herb. What is yours?
What better way to enjoy rosemary than with fresh fruit juice and gin.
- Rosemary Syrup Ingredients
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 4, 4-5 inch fresh rosemary sprigs
- ¾ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 ounces rosemary syrup
- 2 ounces vodka or gin
- 3 dashes bitters
- Fresh rosemary to garnish
- Prepare the Rosemary Syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat simmer the water and sugar until the sugar has melted. Add the rosemary, reduce heat and gently simmer for 8 minutes. Turn the heat off, allow to cool. Strain the rosemary.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Combine the grapefruit, syrup, vodka and bitters in a shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake, pour over ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.