You always need to have a cocktail at a brunch, especially if there is family there!  The typical drink is a Bloody Mary, but I thought I would try something new this year.  A Rosemary Greyhound is so springy and light and is perfect for an Easter brunch.  
The only thing that takes a bit of time is making the rosemary simple syrup.  It only takes about 5 minutes to make, but you need to let it cool for about an hour.  So, this is a great thing to make the day before that way it is cooled and ready to make cocktails when your guests arrive.  And, if you are hosting you can make yourself a cocktail BEFORE your guests arrive:)


Rosemary Greyhound

Makes about 6 cocktails

Rosemary Simple Syrup

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
6 springs of Rosemary 


1/4 cup vodka
1 Tablespoon simple syrup
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
Rosemary spring for garnish

Simple Syrup:

In a sauce pan dissolve the sugar in the water over medium heat.  It will take about 5 minutes.  Do not let it boil or it will turn to caramel. 

Once all the sugar has dissolved pour the mixture into a heat proof jar with the Rosemary springs.  Let steep for about 30 minutes to an hour.  


In a cocktail glass filled with ice combine vodka, grapefruit juice and Rosemary simple syrup.  Garish with a spring of Rosemary.