Rosemary Grapefruit Gin Cocktail

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“Summer, summer, summertime...Time to sit back and unwind”

It’s officially summertime now that my kids are finally out of school and this cocktail is calling my name. Herby, a little tart and refreshing with just a little kick...can’t beat a combo like that!

2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1½ oz gin
2 sprigs of rosemary (leaves stripped from stalk)
¼ tsp honey (I used @ashevillebeecharmerfirecracker hot honey, which is infused with chilis)
Pinch of chili flakes
2 dashes bitters (I used @crudebitters“Rizzo”)

In a cocktail shaker add rosemary, honey, chili flakes and some grapefruit pulp...muddle until fragrant. Add juice, gin and bitters. Top with ice and shake. If using a metal shaker, shake until your hands hurt and then shake for 10 seconds more. Pour through a strainer into a chilled glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary, twist of grapefruit peel and a few chili flakes. Very easy to drink, so take it slow and enjoy! 😉