Sparkling Pink Grapefruit, fresh rosemary and Champagne Cocktails

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.

Ingredients

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!

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