Rosemary’s Blush – A Gin Cocktail

A beautiful gin and grapefruit cocktail with a dash of salt!



With all the beautiful citrus available right now, we keep having to find new ways to use it.  Luckily the drinks that we end up with have some beautiful rich pink colors, which look as amazing as they taste. Hopefully you will like these pink drinks, too! The Rosemary’s Blush uses fresh grapefruit juice and rosemary to pair up with gin.



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Rosemary’s Blush Cocktail

A dash of salt helps to block the bitter compounds in the grapefruit juice and enhance the complex flavors of the gin. We used Monkey 47, a dry gin from the Black Forest region of Germany, which is a fantastic strong gin with a deep spicy complexity that stood up well to the strong flavors of the grapefruit.






The honey syrup provides a rich smoothness and a deep sweetness that makes this drink exceptionally drinkable.  Sweet and bright, with a bit of a briny flavor from the salt, the Rosemary’s Blush is like a boozy brûléed grapefruit in a glass. If you love the combination of rosemary, gin and grapefruit, try out our Rosemary Grapefruit Moscow Mule!






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Rosemary's Blush cocktail in a martini glass with Monkey 47 gin bottle in background




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Rosemary's Blush - A Gin Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
A light and refreshing grapefruit and honey cocktail.


  • .75 oz honey simple syrup
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • rosemary sprigs
  • dash of sea salt
  • .50 oz lemon juice
  • 1.50 oz gin


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Add juice, gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, salt and 1 rosemary sprig.

Shake until thoroughly chilled, around 20 seconds.

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with another sprig of rosemary.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261 Total Fat: 0.2g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 5mg Carbohydrates: 39.5g Fiber: 0.8g Sugar: 38.8g Protein: 0.6g



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