A refreshing and tart cocktail that combines some truly festive flavours with a generous dose of champagne. Whilst the rosemary syrup requires a little early preparation, the cocktail itself is effortlessly easy and is sure to be a party favourite. Rosemary is one of my favourite flavours and can add such earthiness to the subtle zest of the grapefruit, it’s a little unexpected but always adored by guests.
Pink grapefruit slices
Edible gold dust
100ml grapefruit Juice
20ml rosemary syrup
100ml of your favourite champagne
For the rosemary syrup
1 cup of water
1 cup of white sugar
4 sprigs of rosemary
Place the rosemary, sugar and water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until all the sugar has dissolved
Leave to simmer on a medium heat for a further 2 minutes then to cool for about 30 minutes
Remove the rosemary sprigs and sieve the syrup into a jar
For the cocktail
Fill a cocktail shaker with the grapefruit juice and rosemary syrup, giving it a good shake before pouring it through a strainer into ice cold glasses.
Top the glass with champagne and enjoy
The festive touch
Spray a little edible gold dust over grapefruit slices for a truly magical touch!