As we enjoy the final long weekend of Summer 2016, a horrifying realization lurks — Fall is around the corner, and then dreaded Winter. We suggest you head that dreary thought off at the pass with this refreshing Grapefruit + Rosemary Gin cocktail.
Created by award-winning bar impresario Ryan Chetiyawardana A.K.A Mr Lyan, whose bar Dandelyan at London’s Mondrian was recently awarded World’s Best Cocktail Menu 2016, this recipe for Grapefruit + Rosemary Gin cocktail is also heavenly minus the booze.
If you can’t make it to London, his Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends is the next best thing.
GRAPEFRUIT AND ROSEMARY GIN WITH GINGER ALE
2 sprigs rosemary
1 bottle London dry gin
Chilled ginger ale, to finish
Grapefruit, to garnish
Zest the grapefruit using a peeler.
Add the peel along with the sugar, rosemary and gin to a large jar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Allow to infuse for a few hours (or up to a day), then strain through a sieve. Store in the fridge.
To serve, fill a highball with cubes of ice and add 2 shots of the infusion. Top with chilled ginger ale, stir and add a slice of grapefruit.