These Rosemary Greyhound Cocktails are made in batch, so they’re easy to mix in advance for a party. This recipe uses grapefruit juice, vodka, and rosemary simple syrup- you can use seltzer for a virgin alternative.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Yield:about 16 cocktails 1x
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 sprig rosemary
2 cups vodka (or gin)
4 cups grapefruit juice
crushed ice, for serving
seltzer water (optional)
rosemary sprigs and grapefruit slices, for garnish (optional)
To make the rosemary simple syrup, heat the water and sugar together in a small pot. Don’t bring it to a boil- just heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add the rosemary sprig. Allow to steep for 20 minutes to an hour. Remove rosemary stem and discard.
Combine the rosemary simple syrup, vodka, and grapefruit juice in a pitcher. Stir together and chill.
Before serving, stir together one more time. Serve over crushed ice in old fashioned glasses and garnish with fresh grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs, if desired. Top with a little bit of seltzer water for some fizz, if desired.
To make this a “salty dog,” make a salt rim on the glasses like you would a margarita.
For an alcohol-free, virgin alternative, use seltzer instead of vodka. Stir it in right before serving so it doesn’t go flat.
If you prefer to make these cocktails in a single serving, it’s easy to do. Just mix 1/2 ounce simple syrup with 1 ounce of vodka and 2 ounces of grapefruit juice.
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