Holiday Mocktail: Grapefruit Martini

Family gatherings, neighborhood parties & “Secret Santa” dinners with co-workers are all great ways to celebrate the holiday season! And though holiday food pairings typically include alcoholic beverages, you may find yourself hosting guests this year who are expecting, under twenty-one or have made the lifestyle decision to not drink. So if you are planning a holiday party, consider this delicious, healthy & non-alcoholic alternative when serving your guests!

Grapefruit Martini

In a small saucepan, heat 1 c of water and 1 c of sugar on medium for five minutes. Immediately after sugar dissolives (before boilng) add 3 sprigs of rosemary and let steep for one hour. Chill.

Add 1/2 c fresh pink grapefruit juice into a cocktail shaker. Add 1 tablespoon of the chilled rosemary syrup. Shake.

Fill remainder of shaker with 1 c sparkling water and pour into martini glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig & grapefruit wedge.