Last Updated on July 2, 2020 by laurenpacek
In need of a Very Refreshing Cocktail?
This Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet is so delicious. Bright, fresh grapefruit juice and herbaceous rosemary simple syrup and gin make for one seriously refreshing cocktail.
Gin is such a versatile spirit
Gin is so good during nearly every season! I like it during the Winter because I think that some varieties of gin taste like Christmas in a glass. However, some gins are also really herbaceous, making them perfect for Spring and Summery drinks!
The gin that I used for this cocktail has lots of coriander, caraway, and rosemary flavors, in addition to juniper (which is probably the flavor that most people associate with gin). It’s a locally-made gin, too, which I happen to really like. You can buy a bottle here!
Given this flavor profile, adding some rosemary simple syrup seemed like a no brainer. Fresh grapefruit juice is the perfect complement. And thus, the Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet was born.
Want to try another gimlet? Or maybe another gin drink?
These Basil Vodka Gimlets are also super refreshing. If it’s more gin that you’re after, try a Holiday Gin Moscow Mule (it’s not just for the holidays, trust me!) or Cranberry Gin and Tonic. OH! And don’t forget about these Limoncello Gin Collins-es.
What about grapefruit? Want to check out some other grapefruit-heavy recipes?
Looking to get your hands on some gin, but never want to leave your house?
Yeah, me too. Putting on real pants is the worst.
Fortunately, you can order alcohol (and mixers and whatnot) through Drizly and have it delivered right to your house. Or a friends’ house. Or wherever.
For the rosemary simple syrup (makes more than needed)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
For the gimlet
- 2 oz grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
- 1.75 oz gin
- 3/4 oz rosemary simple syrup
- fresh grapefruit and rosemary, for garnish
To make the rosemary simple syrup
- In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and granulated sugar. Stir to combine.
- Stirring occasionally, heat the mixture until the sugar has dissolved entirely. Once it has dissolved, remove it from the heat.
- Add the rosemary to the simple syrup. Allow it to cool completely. Remove the rosemary and stash the simple syrup in the fridge.
To make the gimlet
- In a cocktail shaker over ice, add the fresh grapefruit juice, gin, and rosemary simple syrup. Shake until very cold and strain into a rocks glass over ice.
- Garnish with a quarter moon of fresh grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
What equipment should I have on hand to make this cocktail?
- A cocktail jigger, for measuring the gin
- A citrus juicer, so that you can juice fresh grapefruits
- Rocks glasses