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Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet | A Nerd Cooks
Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Lauren Pacek
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
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine the water and granulated sugar. Stir to combine.

  2. Stirring occasionally, heat the mixture until the sugar has dissolved entirely. Once it has dissolved, remove it from the heat.

  3. 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
  1. 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.

  2. Garnish with a quarter moon of fresh grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary.