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Bourbon and grapefruit with rosemary? Is there a better combo? This grapefruit cocktail will please!
One of the best parts about the cold snowy days of February is the amazing deals you can get on great citrus. We always find ourselves walking out with produce bags stuffed with fresh citrus destined to be used in some fresh cocktails. On our last shopping trip, we found some beautiful Texas Rio grapefruit that we figured would be perfect for making some of our other favorite cocktails like the Rosemary’s Blush or the Red Hound.
We have been big on combining sweet and sour grapefruit with a floral gin in the past as we love the way the grapefruit brings out the herbal aspects of gin, but grapefruit can work really well with other spirits like bourbon.
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Bourbon and Grapefruit
We started this grapefruit cocktail with a smooth bourbon, the caramel and vanilla flavors providing a warm sweet base. Add in the sweet and sour components of the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and the bright tartness starts to bring the drink to life. Rosemary infused simple syrup brings a sweet hint of evergreen and herbs, while adding a fresh floral perfume to the fresh grapefruit and bourbon.
If You Are Looking for More Grapefruit Cocktails, Try These!
- Rosemary’s Blush
- Grapefruit Smoked Salt London Mule
- Strawberry Paloma
- Honey Bourbon and Pear Cider
- Hibiscus Salty Dog
- French Tart
- Pink Pear
- Red Hound
- Rosemary Grapefruit Mule
- Rambler’s Ruby
A dash of aromatic bitters adds a hint of spice that ties the drink all together. Perfect for a fans of bourbon and grapefruit, this cocktail will help chase any winter blues away!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Grapefruit & Bourbon Cocktails
- The Big Texan – Food & Wine
- Bourbon Grapefruit – One Sweet Mess
- Grapefruit Old Fashioned – A Cozy Kitchen
- Brown Derby – Saveur
- Sage Brown Derby – Omnivore’s Cookbook
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A lovely light cocktail, simple with bourbon, grapefruit juice and rosemary simple syrup.
- 1.5 oz bourbon
- 3/4 oz rosemary simple syrup
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Serve with a grapefruit slice as a garnish.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gProtein: 0.1g
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