Rosemary Grapefruit Sodas
Lately I’ve been on the hunt for “Mock-tails” with delicious, but unexpected flavors. So far I’ve found two that I absolutely love, and one I’m going to share with you now! These are called Rosemary Grapefruit Sodas, and yes, I am currently sipping on it while I write! This recipe may look a little intimidating, but seriously, no need to stress… It’s easy enough for me!
I don’t know about you, but I always get a little intimidated when I read strange ingredients on a recipe ingredient list. (what in the world is this kombucha stuff I’m supposed to make?!) Haha- no offense to those who make that! The only two ingredients you probably don’t use often in this recipe are Rosemary sprigs (easy enough) and grapefruit!
Ingredients for simple syrup
1 cup water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large strips of grapefruit zest
3 large sprigs of rosemary
LaCroix Lime sparkling water
Fresh grapefruit juice
Rosemary Sprigs & Sliced Grapefruit, to garnish
Combine the water, sugar, and honey in a small pot and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the grapefruit zest and rosemary sprigs, turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, let ingredients steep for up to an hour. Strain the syrup into a glass jar.
To make a glass, pour in 1-2 parts syrup, 2 parts fresh grapefruit juice, and 3-4 parts sparkling water. Put garnishes in glass and add ice. Enjoy!
This recipe was slightly modified from http://www.forkknifeswoon.com/honey-rosemary-grapefruit-sodas/. If you try it, we’d love to know what you think in the comments below!