Grapefruit Rosemary Recipes

Grapefruit Rosemary Recipes

A few of our favorite cocktail and mocktail recipes to make with our Grapefruit Rosemary simple syrup!


Acapulco

1 oz reposado tequila

1 oz gold rum

.5 oz pineapple juice

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

An Acapulco typically calls for pink grapefruit juice, which we've replaced with our Grapefruit Rosemary syrup in this recipe. All you have to do is add all your ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake until cold, and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice or a pineapple leaf if you're feeling fancy!

Boulevardier

1 oz rye whiskey

1 oz Campari

.5 oz sweet vermouth

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with enough ice to cover all the ingredients and then some, stir for 20 seconds, and strain into a Rocks glass with one or two large cubes of ice. Don't forget the citrus rind garnish -- preferably grapefruit, but lemon or orange works too. Make sure to pinch it in half over your cocktail to release the essence, then run the skin side over the rim of your glass for full flavor.

Brown Derby

2 oz Bourbon

1 oz grapefruit juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

.25 oz AR's Hot Southern Honey

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe or Old Fashioned glass and garnish with a grapefruit zest, expressed over the top of the cocktail.

Jasmine

1.5 oz gin

.75 oz lemon juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

.5 oz Campari

.25 oz Cointreau

Add all your ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake until cold, and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a dried grapefruit wheel.

Moscow Mule

2 oz vodka

1 oz lime juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

Top ginger beer

Make it Zero Proof: Skip the vodka, it's just as delicious without!

Shake the first three ingredients with ice, strain into a mule mug, and top with fresh ice and ginger beer. Give the cocktail a little stir with your barspoon to ensure it mixes properly.

Old Pal

1 oz rye whiskey

1 oz dry vermouth

.5 oz Campari

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

This is our varation of an Old Pal, a classic cocktail that originated in the 1920s. It doesn't call for simple syrup and is usually made with equal parts rye, vermouth and Campari, but we think this version is just as (if not more) delicious. To make it, add all ingredients to a cocktail mixing glass with enough ice to fully cover the ingredients and then some. Stir for about 20 seconds, then strain into a coupe. Garnish with a rosemary sprig or a grapefruit twist. If you really want to get fancy, "toast" your garnish by lighting it on fire for a few seconds, then blowing it out and placing it on the cocktail. This adds a nice smoky flavor and creates a full sensory experience.

Paloma

2 oz Mezcal

1 oz lime juice

.75 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

.5 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

Make it Zero Proof: Skip the mezcal and top with soda water

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until cold, then strain into your coupe. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel.

Sazerac

2 oz rye whiskey (preferably Sazerac Rye!)

.3 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

3 dashes Angostura bitters

3 dashes Peychaud's bitters

2 sprays, or a rinse of the glass, of Herbsaint

Fill a cocktail mixing glass halfway with ice. Dash the bitters over it, add the syrup and the whiskey. Stir with a barspoon for about 20 seconds. If you have a tiny spray bottle to fill with Herbsaint, it's a fun little addition to your bar and you can just spray the glass with it. If not, pour just a tiny bit into your glass, swirl it around, and dump it out. Then strain your cocktail into the Herbsaint coated glass, zest a lemon peel over it and drop it in.

Shandy

2 oz water

1 oz lemon juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

Top with Bingo Beer Co Patio Vibes or another light or wheat beer of your choosing

Make it Zero Proof: Top with one of the many great NA beers on the market

Add the water, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until cold, then strain into the bottom of a pint glass. Fill to the top with a light or wheat beer of your choice and enjoy! A fresh grapefruit slice that you can squeeze and drop in makes a perfect garnish.

Siesta

2 oz tequila

.75 oz lime juice

.75 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

.5 oz Campari

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until cold, then strain into a coupe. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Ward Eight

2 oz bourbon

.75 oz lemon juice

.5 oz orange juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

The Ward Eight is a classic cocktail created in Boston at the turn of the century (20th century, that is). It calls for lemon, orange, and grapefruit juice, and we just love the way all these citruses harmonize with bourbon. We think our Grapefruit Rosemary is perfect to sub out for the grapefruit juice. It's easy to make: just shake with ice and serve in a coupe, garnished with any citrus round or slice you have on hand. This makes a great brunch or batched cocktail!

Whiskey Sour

2 oz whiskey

.75 oz lemon juice

.75 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

3 dashes orange bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a rocks glass, add ice, and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Winter G&T

1.5 oz gin

.5 oz Bonal

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

Squeeze of lime juice

Top with tonic water

Make it Zero Proof: Skip the gin and Bonal and use a garden-y Zero Proof spirit like Seedlip or Ceder's

Adding aperitifs and syrups to your traditional gin and tonic is a great way to spice up your beverage of choice. We love Bonal with gin for the Alpine freshness it adds and the way the botanicals meld with each other. The rosemary in our Grapefruit Rosemary syrup combines with gin and Bonal to create a zesty, woodsy cocktail that still manages not to be overpowering. This is another drink you can build in your glass -- just add all your ingredients and top with your desired amount of tonic water. We love to sip it in a big Collins or globe wine glass, with some fun garnishes to boot.