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Rosemary Greyhounds

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

If there was a theme to this summer it would be “fruity cocktail”. I’m not a big drinker, and especially not a hard liquor drinker (usually I just have an icy cold beer), but I have come to appreciate the vodka-based cocktail. I introduced you to the Mason jar Beach Cocktail, and now I am going to ask you to say hello to the Rosemary Greyhound.

I was watching the Cooking Channel (It took me almost a year to figure out that we actually do get that channel. I had missed it so much.) and in an episode of Dinner at Tiffani’s, she made this delightful pink drink, the Rosemary Greyhound. I love any drink with herbs in it and kept it in my back pocket. A few days later my friend Michelle asked me if I had any good pink cocktail recipes to try and I immediately knew that we needed to try this. It’s hard to find fun, girly, pink drinks that aren’t cloyingly sweet.

We sat on her deck, sipped these and had a lovely evening. (She also got me hooked on getting rid of my wrinkles, vacuuming my face, and taking better care of my skin. Thanks Michelle!)

To make a non-alcoholic version, I would skip the vodka and replace it with club soda. It will be light, bright, and not too sweet.

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh rosemary

Greyhound:

  • 6 oz. Ruby Red grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • squeeze lemon
  • rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • grapefruit slices for garnish

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

To make the Rosemary Simple Syrup, add the water, sugar, and rosemary to a saucepan.

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

Remove from heat and let the rosemary steep in the syrup. Strain the rosemary and pour into a container. Let cool completely. 

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

Add the grapefruit juice, vodka, rosemary syrup, and lemon into a cocktail shaker with ice.

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

Shake and pour over ice into 2 glasses. Garnish with rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice.

rosemary greyhound cocktail recipe

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Rosemary Greyhounds


Ingredients

Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh rosemary

Greyhound

  • 6 oz. Ruby Red grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • squeeze lemon
  • rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • grapefruit slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. To make the Rosemary Simple Syrup, add the water, sugar, and rosemary to a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let the rosemary steep in the syrup. Strain the rosemary and pour into a container. Let cool completely.
  2. Add the grapefruit juice, vodka, rosemary syrup, and lemon into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour over ice into 2 glasses. Garnish with rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice.

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  1. Chloe

    August 17th, 2015 at 9:55 am

    If you like greyhounds, you have to try one at the Landfall in Woods Hole on the back dock. Perfection.

  2. bakedbree

    August 26th, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Will do! I love sitting outside there.

  3. Joshua Hampton

    August 17th, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Those rosemary greyhounds look delightful. I love their bright color.

  4. Ashley

    August 19th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I made these last night to have with dinner and they were absolutely delicious! The rosemary goes so well with the grapefruit. Can’t wait to have them again tonight… and each night until the rosemary syrup runs out. 🙂

  5. bakedbree

    August 26th, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    That’s what I have been doing. A pre-dinner cocktail. 🙂

  6. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    August 23rd, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    This drink sounds so yummy!! I love the rosemary syrup… I bet that gives it such great, unique flavor! Definitely want to try this!

  7. bakedbree

    August 26th, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I have had a few of these lately, so refreshing.

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