With an abundance of grapefruit and no shortage of uses for them, I thought it would be great to try a new boozey grapefruit drink. I usually drink my weight in greyhounds this time of year but since I was making a big plate of tacos post Runyon Canyon hike with my friend, Lisa, a margarita seemed like a better idea! Plus - Lisa is a cocktail kind of girl and it was my first dinner in the new place. Fresh rosemary simmered into a rosemary simple syrup made it refreshing....
grapefruit rosemary margarita.
2-3 shots of tequila
3 shots of rosemary simple syrup (recipe follows)
fresh rosemary sprig
About 1/4 - 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
Add ice to a small glass. Pour in tequila and rosemary simple syrup. Top with grapefruit juice and add rosemary spring. Stir well. Salut!
rosemary simple syrup.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and water, whisking to dissolve. Add rosemary and bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute and remove from heat. Allow rosemary to steep 30 minutes and discard. Pour syrup to an airtight bottle or jar and chill at least 1-2 hours.