When I host dinner parties or have friends over I hate getting stuck in a different room trying to prep food or get items ready and miss out on all the good conversation. For the last little bit I have started prepping before everyone arrives, I realize this is not a new concept, but it was for me. I would make sure all the food was prepped and ready as well as creating a signature cocktail. Sometimes I make more than one cocktail! It’s a way to keep it simple and offer a few options. Occasionally I have the wine decanter out with a signature cocktail, depending on the crowd.
Here I have prepped a delicious grapefruit and rosemary cocktail, that’s great for any party, brunch, dinner, girls night, you name it! It’s light, not too sweet and really refreshing.
Ruby red grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed approx 3 large grapefruits or buy a nice quality all natural product from the store)
Vodka (hosts preference)
A bunch of rosemary
Ruby Red & Rosemary Signature Cocktail (Makes 10 cocktails)
*Firstly don’t be afraid of the numbers!
20 ounces of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
15 ounces of vodka
5 lemons freshly squeezed
3 large sprigs of rosemary
A splash of maple syrup (or you can simple syrup)
A dash of sea salt
Diamonds of Ruby Red Grapefruit
1) If you decide to go the extra mile, start juicing those grapefruits! It’s really simple, the clean up is the hard part.
2) Measure the grapefruit juice, vodka, lemon juice, splash of maple syrup and dash of sea salt into a nice pitcher. Stir and add in the 3 sprigs of rosemary, since we are not using a shaker, having the rosemary in the cocktail will still give it a nice flavour.
3) Set up your signature cocktail station! Have fun! I chose little glasses, added the garnish, some flowers for display and a nice little calligraphy sign that said “Grapefruit & Rosemary”
4) Enjoy! Visit, sit, relax and sip on your signature cocktail at the party!