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.  If you know me then you know I look for shortcuts and I would typically say buy the premade simple syrup-you can find it in any grocery store or liquor store, but, with this recipe the simple syrup IS the recipe so take the time to make it.  If you are running late in preparations then make the syrup and put it in a jar and place the jar in an ice bath to cool quickly.  
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:)
Cheers and Happy Easter!!


Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail

A delicious spring cocktail

Servings 6


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
  • Ice


Simple Syrup

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.  

  3. Chill in fridge until ready to use


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine vodka, grapefruit juice and Rosemary simple syrup.  Shake well.

  2. Pour into ice filled cockatil glasses and garnish with rosemay spring.

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