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Winter Pink Cocktail

My city has frozen over!  Amsterdam has had minus temperatures for a week and with the snow earlier last week, the city has turned into an iced over metropolis.  It seems that everyone has abandoned the streets and are now using the canals for their main pedestrian zone.  Each time I bike over a bridge I turn my head to see how beautiful the canals look frozen over or see the ice skaters gliding along.

With the winter chill on, I got creative with some seasonal flavors.  Having the rosemary soak in fresh pink grapefruit juice overnight gives almost a douglas fir scent to these cocktails.  Enjoy as a winter juice or lovely cocktail!

Winter Pink Cocktail

  • Juice from 3 Pink Grapefruit
  • Agave Nectar or other liquid sweetener to taste
  • 9 sprigs fresh Rosemary
  • Sparkling Water or Grey Goose Vodka

Blend the pink grapefruit juice and agave.  Add 5 rosemary springs and let soak overnight in the fridge so that the grapefruit juice absorbs the rosemary flavor.  To serve, pour champagne glasses 1/2 to 3/4 full of the grapefruit mixture and top with sparkling water or Grey Goose Vodka.  Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Serves 4-8 champagne glasses

5 responses

  1. Marita

    mmm…I want some it looks and sounds so good…marita

    February 9, 2012 at 00:27

  2. Well, these are very pretty.

    February 9, 2012 at 04:18

  3. Lekker gezond! (as far as cocktails go!)

    February 9, 2012 at 08:49

  4. They look delicious! Can I have one please?!

    February 11, 2012 at 18:41

  5. Marita

    I got pink grapefruit yesterday and gonna pick fresh sprigs of Rosemary on my lunchhour walk today. I’m gonna prepare it tonight and celebrate Valentine’s Day toasting you tomorrow! Yumm! Thanks for the lovely inspiration! Love, Marita

    February 13, 2012 at 19:37

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