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:)
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
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.