Herbal Grapefruit Cocktail

Serves 4

1 750-ml bottle of Champagne, chilled
2 Ruby Red pink grapefruits
herbal simple syrup (recipe follows)

Cut grapefruits in half and squeeze juice, reserve to side. In each glass pour ¼ cup grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons simple syrup and top off with champagne.

Herbal Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
3 fresh thyme sprigs

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add the herbs and let stand for 1 hour. Pour the syrup through a mesh sieve into a jar. Let cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


Herb Bouquet Tutorial
Small bits of herbs


1. Pick one long rosemary sprig and pluck the leaves on the bottom half.

2. Compare the sprig length with the desired glassware to make sure the sprig top sits slightly above the glass rim. Trim the sprig if necessary.

3. Use the rosemary sprig as the backing and build your way up with more herbs in different texture and color.

4. Hold the neck of your herb bundle and use thin twine to tie everything together – voila!

Photography: Bryce Covey | Recipe and Food Styling: The Jewels of New York | Assistant Stylist: Bespoke Only


Comments (6)

sandy | Reply

I do love grapefruit and just bought some from the store. This looks so refreshing, especially on a hot day like today in London.
Thank you for sharing and will be trying this one, perhaps this weekend.


Jade | Reply

Oh I love this… The grape fruit is just awesome..

La Jolla Wedding | Reply

These look amazing!

Laura | Reply

What a lovely idea for cocktails! Looks perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

Lift serum | Reply

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