This abnormally warm weather has me craving fun, fancy cocktails that are perfect for sipping on the patio. We've been trying to get creative with the cocktail tinctures we made a few months ago, and this grapefruit fizz, featuring the rosemary tincture, is a perfect combination of bright and earthy; and I love that it's not too sweet.
Last summer, I had a few grapefruit cocktails that had rosemary in them at different bars and restaurants. I don't know if I just hadn't noticed this combo until then, but I loved the tart-woodsy combination. Now, if any cocktail ingredient is woodsy, it's gin, so I thought that would be a perfect partner to mix in as well. This cocktail keeps it super simple, by only adding agave and club soda and really letting those bold flavors shine.
This would be a perfect pre-dinner cocktail or brunch drink. It's reminiscent of a mimosa, but even more tart, thanks to the grapefruit. The rosemary and gin provide such a fresh, natural flavor, that won't weigh you down.
1/3 c grapefruit juice
1 oz gin
1 dropper Rosemary Tincture (get the recipe here)
1 tsp. agave nectar
1/3 cub club soda
Optional: grapefruit slice and fresh rosemary sprig for garnish
Combine grapefruit juice, gin, rosemary tincture, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake well until ingredients are combined. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass and top with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig if you're feelin' fancy!
How about you, what drinks do you crave when warm weather hits?
Details: Gin: J. Reiger, Marble Slab: Crate + Barrel