simple simple syrup

this mid-week drink is a twist on one of our old favorites, the greyhound proper. we've been experimenting with infusing lately, from cheap tequila to simple syrup. here's a cocktail we created to highlight our favorite infused simple syrup so far - rosemary!

the syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 2-inch sprigs rosemary
combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. remove the pan from the heat, cover and let steep 20 minutes. strain through a fine sieve and store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a month.

the drink
1 part gin (please use a decent gin, it does make a difference)
1 part rosemary simple syrup
2 parts fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
juice from 1/2 lime
place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.  pour over ice in a highball glass and add a lime wedge for garnish.  add some salt to the rim of your glass if you so desire.


Anna said...

Loving the blog! It's so pretty to look at - like food porn.
-Anna Q.

Steven, Sara, Zachary and Andrew said...

So glad you guys have joined the blogging world!

Anna said...

Also, what do you think about switching the gin out for vodka? Gin and I don't get along so well, but everything else about this drink sounds delicious. Thoughts?