A sparkling grapefruit mocktail with rosemary syrup. Perfect non alcoholic drink for special occasions and works in both summer and winter.
This sparkling grapefruit mocktail with smooth rosemary syrup is an amazing explosion on the tastebuds.
I'm not a huge sweet tooth, so grapefruit is one of my all time favourite fruits. The rosemary compliments the grapefruit nicely.
Even better, grapefruit is loaded with nourishing vitamins, and is even more nutrient dense than oranges. It’s great for your immune system and high in antioxidants.
It can be quite bitter depending on the season and your supplier, so I have been conservative with my measurements below. Feel free to add more grapefruit juice should you wish.
This would make a great mocktail for kids too - my kids love it!
The rosemary syrup is a little bit of work, but you only need a small amount for the actual drink. You can save the rest to use for another drink, or in a different recipe. This can also be made in advance if you are having guests. Just squeeze the grapefruit and prepare the syrup before you guests arrive. Once they arrive, measure the quantities into each glass and top with sparkling water and ice.
Another option is to double or triple the servings and make this in a jug, then top with slices of grapefruit and sprigs of rosemary.
I hope you enjoy this grapefruit mocktail as much as I enjoyed making it.
Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail
- 1 cup fresh rosemary
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sweetener see Note 2
- 120 ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice or to taste
- 1 pinch sea salt optional
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Add rosemary, water, and sweetener to a small saucepan.
- Stir to dissolve sweetener.
- Leave on a very light boil (barely bubbling) for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 30 mins.
- Set aside to cool.
- Add ¼ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and ⅛ cup rosemary syrup to an ice-filled glass.
- Top with sparkling water and finish with a pinch of salt.
- Garnish and serve.
- Note 1: You will have enough rosemary syrup for 4 drinks, this will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.
- Note 2: I used monk fruit sweetener for this recipe, but you could also use Stevia, regular sugar, or whatever you preferred sweetener is. If you use Stevia, adjust the amount to ¼ cup – it is extremely sweet!
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.