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Rosemary & Grapefruit Mocktail

Rosemary & Grapefruit Mocktail

As someone who doesn't drink a huge amount, it's always been a challenge to find a summer cooling drink which looks snazzy enough to be enjoyed at drinks & dinner parties. Well here we are! 
This mocktail is made by starting with a simple sugar syrup infused with rosemary. This syrup can be kept for up to a month in your fridge and used whenever a drink is in need!
  • 250 ml water
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 500 ml Grapefruit juice
  • 1000 ml sparkling water


  1. Start by squeezing your grapefruit. Once this is squeezed you can start prepping your rosemary syrup.
  2. Bring 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar to the boil, while stirring. When the sugar is dissolved you can turn off the heat. Put 3 sprigs of rosemary into the pan and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Now to sieve the syrup. Take a clean bottle or bowl and hang a sieve in the opening. Pour the sugar syrup into the sieve, so the rosemary stays behind. You can use a coarse sieve for this. Let the syrup cool down further in the refrigerator.
  4. Pour 2 cups grapefruit juice and 4 tablespoons of rosemary sugar syrup into a glass. Add 4 cups of sparkling water.
  5. Garnish your mocktail with slices of grapefruit, sprigs of rosemary, and ice cubes. Serve immediately.

To make it look even more beautiful, make a sugar rim! First, dip the glasses in water and then in some sugar. Let that air dry for 15 minutes.

The syrup can be kept for up to a month in the fridge when well stored. As with everything in cooking, double-check every element first in case anything seems to be too bitter to serve.


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