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Gin and Grapefruit Cocktail with Rosemary Syrup

Grapefruit cocktail on an outdoor table.
Written By
Parachute Team
Photographs By
Jessica Schramm for Parachute

What's better than a refreshing cocktail on a hot summer day? We can't think of anything either! This June, we're taking our cocktail shaker to the pool to mix up a delightful Gin and Grapefruit drink with Rosemary Syrup. A little bit tart, a little bit herbaceous and a lot a bit delicious, this will be your go-to for warm nights on the patio or dinner parties with friends. Simple, fresh ingredients are the key to making this libation. Let's get started!  

Grapefruit cocktail and boardgames


  • 1 ½  ounces of gin

  • 2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

  • 1 ounce rosemary syrup

For the syrup: 

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup of honey  

  • 3 large rosemary sprigs


For the syrup: 

  • Bring water and honey to a boil. Stir until honey is dissolved, and add in rosemary sprigs. Simmer gently for 15 minutes. Remove rosemary and let cool. 

For the cocktail: 

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir and pour into tall glass. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice.