Here is the first in my Immune-Boosting Cocktails/Mocktails Series designed to increase your wellness while putting a smile on your face
3-4 ounces freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
1 ounce high-quality vodka or gin (I like Prairie Organic Crafted Spirits)
1 T honey-rosemary infused simple syrup
Splash of St. Germain (Elderflower)
In an iced cocktail shaker, shake all ingredients except mineral water. Strain into iced glass and top off with mineral water. Garnish with rosemary sprig.
Herb-Infused Simple Syrup:
Bring to a boil 1 cup water and 1 cup raw, organic honey stirring occassionally. Reduce heat to low and stir until honey is dissolved, reduced and thickened – about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add 4 rosemary sprigs and let herbs steep for at least 30 minutes while syrup cools. Remove herbs from syrup and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a glass mason jar. Infusion can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.
FOR A MOCKTAIL: Replace alcohol with more mineral water and replace St. Germain (Elderflower liqueur) with Elderflower syrup or cordial which are alcohol-free.