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Rosemary Grapefruit Salty Dog

Rosemary Grapefruit Salty Dog _

I just turned 27.

Don’t get me wrong, I am super excited about it.  I have never been one of those people that dreads birthdays or shutters at the thought of turning 30. But, something about turning 27 makes me feel like I am truly an adult, and adults must drink adult cocktails.  Gone are the days that I can go out and stutter over what to order.  You MUST have a go-to drink, one that everyone can order for you without even asking what you want.  Mine is a gin & tonic.  I don’t know what I did before gin, I like to tell myself that gin lovers have more refined palates, but, I’m pretty sure I’m just trying to make myself sound cool….side effect of turing 27 I suppose.  This is a cocktail that I concocted for a relaxing night in, and boy I’m glad i did.  This drink has all of my favorites, grapefruit, rosemary, and gin.  I think I would rather curl up with this and a good book than go out to a club.  Yet, another side effect of turning 27.








Rosemary Grapefruit Salty Dog
Serves: 1 cocktail
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  • 5 fluid ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • Coarse salt (to rim your glass)
  • .5 oz rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 rosemary sprig (garnish)
  1. Shake gin, grapefruit juice and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice and rimed with salt. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Rosemary Simple Syrup
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  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan then bring to a boil. Cook, while stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove pan from the heat, add rosemary, and then let steep for 1 hour. Discard the rosemary sprig.



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