Prep time: 2 minutes
Total time: 8 minutes
for the rosemary simple syrup:
2 cups|400 grams granulated sugar
½ ounces|20 grams rosemary (about 15 sprigs), stem removed
for the cocktail:
1 tablespoon|15 ml rosemary simple syrup
2 ounces|60 ml vodka
4 ounces|125 ml soda water
squeeze of lemon
grapefruit soda, to finish
lemon wheels, for garnish
rosemary sprig, for garnish
1. Make the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 2 cups|500 milliliters water in a small saucepan along with the rosemary. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Allow to steep for 15 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
2. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, simple syrup, and lemon and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with the soda water and grapefruit soda. Garnish with the lemon wheels and rosemary sprig.