ruby-red-and-rosemary-honey-cocktail-recipe-0Ah, the grapefruit. What other piece of fruit offers a tasty twist of both tart and sweet flavors? Sure, you may consider the citrus to be warm weather fare, but seeing as February is National Grapefruit Month, we’re making a special exception. After all, it is flu season, and the extra vitamin C from this nutrient dense juice will only help your cause.

Ruby Red & Rosemary Honey Cocktail (1 serving)

Honey simple syrup:

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water

Ingredients per drink:

  • 2 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 ½ oz. vodka or gin
  • ½ small lemon, juiced
  • ½ to ½ oz. honey simple syrup
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 to 3-inch sprig of rosemary

First, make the honey simple syrup. Pour honey and water into a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Whisk to blend the honey into the water. After a couple of minutes remove from heat.

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, mix together grapefruit juice, liquor, lemon juice and honey simple syrup. Add sprig of rosemary and a dash of sea salt. Shake vigorously until concoction is chilled, then strain into a martini glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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