Pink Grapefruit + Rosemary Fizz (+ Celebration)

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Grapefruit rosemary fizz

With the sun shining and the second May Bank Holiday just around the corner, it’s time to bring out the cocktails. That, plus the fact that I handed in the first draft of my cookbook this morning – all 8 chapters, 100 recipes and 50,000 words (yep, I might have overshot the word limit a fraction but that’s what the editor’s for, right?) of it. Let’s celebrate.

Grapefruit rosemary fizz

These pretty pink drinks are made with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, gin, a rosemary-infused simple syrup and your choice of soda water or ginger beer, depending on the sweetness of your tooth (teeth). You can also serve them in fancy glasses – no ice – and top with a tiny splash of prosecco for a shorter, more sophisticated twist.

Grapefruit rosemary fizz

Herbs work wonderfully to cut through anything sweet – I often use them in baking and love the subtle aroma you get in this drink. If rosemary isn’t your thing, try replacing with a few slices of fresh, peeled ginger instead. Here’s to sunshine, holidays, happiness and handing in my book. Cheers!

Grapefruit rosemary fizz

Pink Grapefruit + Rosemary Fizz (+ Celebration)
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A sweet, refreshing cocktail with a hint of rosemary
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
  • For the simple syrup
  • 200ml water
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 large sprigs rosemary
  • For the cocktails
  • 80ml gin
  • 100ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup
  • ice cubes
  • soda water, ginger beer or prosecco, to finish
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar, Bring to the boil, add the rosemary then turn off the heat and leave to cool completely. Remove the rosemary.
  2. To make the cocktails, combine the gin, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then divide between two ice-filled tumblers. Top with soda water or ginger beer, or serve in a champagne flute topped with a tiny splash of prosecco.
  3. The leftover syrup will keep in the fridge for several weeks.


Grapefruit rosemary fizz

24 RESPONSES TO Pink Grapefruit + Rosemary Fizz (+ Celebration)

  1. Wow Kate, 100 recipes, 50k words, that’s a lot of hard work and words !! I thought my PhD thesis at 100k (which took 1.5 yrs to write) was hard. …Congratulations, you are really an inspiration for all bakers :))

    • thelittleloaf -

      Thanks Cigdem! x

  2. Wow, congratulations on handing your first draft in! Such an achievement, defiantly deserving of celebrations! x

  3. Izy -

    Yay! Congrats 🙂 Such a pretty drink, it sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.

    • thelittleloaf -

      SO excited! 🙂

  4. Congrats on getting that in, it must be relief to have a bit of a breather for a bit!

    And those cocktails look amazing, by the way!

  5. Skye -

    Yay! Great news. Congratulations. And now you get to enjoy the sunny weather… 🙂

  6. Hurrah! Congrats for handing the manuscript in; what an awesome achievement! How does it feel to have your weekends back?! ; )

    • thelittleloaf -

      Amazing. But also quite odd – don’t quite know what to do with myself 😉 x

  7. Congratulations on handing in your first draft! that’s huge! I love the colour of this cocktail, it’s girly yet sophisticated.

  8. A huge congratulations on handing in the book draft! Wow, so exciting for you!

    The celebratory looks gorgeous (such a lovely color) and sounds very refreshing.

  9. Congratulations! You must of worked SO hard and I bet it feels like a huge relief to get the first milestone out of the way! It can only get easier from now ! 🙂 L x

  10. Ah!! Congratulations, Kate!! I’m sure it’s a relief to know the proverbial ball is in the midst of a smooth roll. 😀

    This libation looks refreshingly candid and sweet! (I *love* earthy rosemary!!)

  11. nuria -

    beautiful! and congrats!

  12. HUGE congratulations – so exciting and you definitely deserve to celebrate! (Also pink grapefruit and rosemary – sounds like a fab combination) x

    • thelittleloaf -

      Thanks Helen, sooo excited!

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