This Pink Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail is the perfect drink for your next spring (and summer) soirée! This festive cocktail is bubbly, slightly tart, yet sweet and super refreshing!
I L O V E using fresh juices in cocktails at home. I don’t tend to order them when we’re out though, unless the menu clearly states the juice is fresh. I’ve learned otherwise most of the time, my drink will be overly sweet with fake juice. No thanks.
But at Casa de Crews? All bets are off. This Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail is the perfect bevvy for a spring weekend (ahem, hey Easter) outside as the weather warms up. Also, I’m just obsessed with the soft pink hue, with bubbles. Traditionally, a Gin Fizz gets its, ‘fizz’ from club soda, but I used a grapefruit flavored La Croix, because I had it on hand. You could use the Lemon-Lime La Croix, tonic water, or if you realllllly want to booze it up, a little topper of bubbly champagne, or prosecco! Alternatively, this would make one refreshing mocktail, if you omit the gin altogether.
Actually, I think next time I may try this Grapefruit Gin Fizz with a floater of bubbly. Kind of wish I had thought of that sooner…
One of my goals this spring is to try my hand at another little herb garden. I am over paying a ton of fresh herbs at the grocery store. It’s definitely convenient, but if I can grow my own at home, why wouldn’t I? Except I tried this one before, and I killed them all. Whoops. But seriously, I’d love to have fresh herbs, like rosemary on hand for pretty cocktails like this. I actually have always associated rosemary as a fall/winter herb because I tend to roast more that time of year, and rosemary is a staple for me then. But it turns out, it is a spring herb, so making a rosemary-infused simple syrup for my Gin Fizz was a no brainer!
I like to use large ice cubes, as they melt slower, so my cocktail stays cold, and the ice doesn’t melt too soon, but you do you. And at the verrry last minute, I garnished each glass with thinly slicec cucumbers. It just seemed like the right thing to do, friends. Cheers!
grapefruit gin fizz cocktail with rosemary garnish
rosemary simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
grapefruit gin fizz
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup gin
- 1 lime , juiced
- 1/4 cup rosemary simple syrup
- 12 ounces club soda - or flavored sparkling water (such as La Croix)
- rosemary, for garnish - optional
- cucumber slices, for garnish - optional
- In a small saucepan, heat rosemary sprigs, water and granulated sugar over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat, cover and steep for 30 minutes. Remove rosemary sprigs and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Can be made ahead of time.
- To make the gin fizz cocktail, combine gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice and rosemary simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass, filled with ice. Top with club soda/sparkling water, and give one final stir to combine. Garnish with a rosemary sprig, and cucumber, if desired.
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