Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe with Herbal Boutonnieres
Herbal Grapefruit Cocktail
1 750-ml bottle of Champagne, chilled
2 Ruby Red pink grapefruits
herbal simple syrup (recipe follows)
Cut grapefruits in half and squeeze juice, reserve to side. In each glass pour ¼ cup grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons simple syrup and top off with champagne.
Herbal Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
3 fresh thyme sprigs
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, add the herbs and let stand for 1 hour. Pour the syrup through a mesh sieve into a jar. Let cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.