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Sparkling Rosemary Grapefruit Gin Martinis

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 3 fl oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
 2 fl oz gin (I used Citadelle)
 1 fl oz rosemary simple syrup
 champagne or sparkling wine
To make the rosemary simple syrup
 1 cup water
 ½ cup sugar
 3 sprigs of rosemary

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the grapefruit juice, gin, rosemary simple syrup, and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

To make the rosemary simple syrup:

In a small pot over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes until starting to thicken. Remove from heat and add the rosemary. All the syrup to cool completely. Remove the rosemary sprigs and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.