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). 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?
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 oz grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
- 1.75 oz gin
- 3/4 oz rosemary simple syrup
- fresh grapefruit and rosemary, for garnish
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.
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.
Really into grapefruit? Want to see more grapefruit-heavy recipes?