Grapefruit-Cardamom Gin Fizz by The Modern Proper

This week, we are loving the presentation and warm flavors of cardamom-infused gin, the tart pucker of grapefruit, and the earthiness of rosemary mixed with the bubble of prosecco, all meeting in one delicious cocktail glass. This grapefruit-cardamom gin fizz drink may just be the signature cocktail you are looking to serve on the big day.

Grapefruit-Cardamom Gin Fizz

 

Serves 2

Infused Gin and Rosemary Syrup

1 c. gin

6 cardamom pods

1 c. sugar

1 c. water

2 rosemary sprigs

 

Cocktail

2 oz. rosemary syrup

3 oz. infused gin

1/2 c. grapefruit juice

splash of prosecco

rosemary sprigs for garnish

grapefruit peel for garnish

 

Instructions

1.) In a small jar with an airtight lid, add gin and cardamom pods. Seal and store for 24 hours.

2.) In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and two rosemary sprigs to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. Remove the rosemary and use right away, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.   

3.) To make the cocktail, add rosemary syrup, infused gin, and grapefruit juice over ice in a cocktail mixer and stir. Using a strainer, divide the mixture in two and pour directly into glasses filled with fresh ice. Top with prosecco, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a grapefruit peel. Cheers!

Thanks to The Modern Proper for this recipe!