This simple infused vodka cocktail recipe is refreshing and easy to make. Infused vodka is all the rage right now but did you know you can make your own variety with rosemary, lavender, cucumber and other herbs and fruits from your own garden?
Not only are the do it yourself versions healthier than their liquor-store counterparts —they’re also wildly simple to make. Simply pour a bottle of vodka into a resealable glass jar, slip in a couple of large rosemary sprigs, seal, and let it sit on the countertop for a day. Then it is cocktail time.
You can use this infused vodka flavor with tonic, soda or add the yummy grapefruit juice as suggested in this recipe!You make the infused vodka a day before you serve it to your guests.
- Recipe makes one cocktail:
- For the rosemary-infused vodka:
- 1 (750ml) bottle vodka (use high quality vodka)
- 2 large rosemary sprigs
- For the cocktail:
- 1 1/2 ounces rosemary-infused vodka
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce fresh ruby red grapefruit juice or just use soda water
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Rosemary sprig, for serving add a lime if desired
For the rosemary-infused vodka:
Place rosemary sprigs in a 1-qt. resealable glass jar and pour in vodka. Let sit at room temperature for 24 hours. Taste the rosemary to see if you can taste the rosemary. Next remove the rosemary sprigs and pour back into vodka bottle, or infuse for an additional 24 hours if more flavor is desired.
For the cocktail:
In a cocktail shaker, combine rosemary-infused vodka, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with rosemary sprig.
Please note that the rosemary-infused vodka keeps indefinitely, stored in a glass bottle or jar. If you can't find ruby red grapefruit, feel free to use the white or pink variety.