Grapefruit, like many citrus. fruits doesn’t get enough recognition. The zest, the tang and the sweetness all in one deliciously beautiful package. Summer evenings after a long day of work call for a refreshing cocktail that not only lingers flavor on the tongue but adds excitement to your cocktail. This rosemary grapefruit spritzer is perfect for this. The sweet but savory combination of the rosemary adds an element to this drink that would’t be nearly as tasty without it.
When I think of my ideal cocktail, it has to include fine bubbles, some tasty tequila (YAY), a citrus spike and a herbaceous element.
Not a tequila fan? I would sub Tito’s vodka instead. Another clear alcohol will do the trick here!
Let’s talk muddling!
I was never a big drinker, and still am not. I will dabble in a healthy cocktail on the weekend, but dug into the purpose of muddling herbs, fruit and rinds in a cocktail before adding in your liquids. The muddling element with fruit and herbs means you press them with strength against the side of the glass. This motion releases the flavor elements and helps them bind with the alcohol. Once combined there is a seamless infusion with the alcohol into the cocktail.
I find that muddling the rosemary in this spritzer truly brings out the flavor without being harsh and bitter how some cooked rosemary can come off. These flavors together truly make a cohesive and refreshing drink.
I hope you enjoy my go to summer beverage! Tag me so we can cheers together!Print
– 1 bottle of grapefruit health-ade kombucha
– 2 sprigs of rosemary (muddled)
– 5 sprigs for plating
– 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice
– 1/2 cup of soda water
– 7 shots of tequila
*serves 4 people with 1.5oz of alcohol per person*
- pour your grapefruit kombucha into a pitcher
- muddle your 2 sprigs of rosemary in the bottom of the pitcher into the kombucha
- add your tequila, soda water and fresh grapefruit juice
- pour 4 servings and garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh rosemary
- drink responsibly and enjoy!
each cocktail has 1.5 oz of alcohol
you can make this recipe without alcohol – tastes just as good!