Handcrafted cocktails created by yours truly.
1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
3 oz. Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (local honey + water in equal parts with a pinch of salt)
Sprigs of Rosemary
Make the honey simple syrup by combining equal parts honey + water in a pot with a pinch of salt. Cook on medium heat while stirring for about 30 seconds until the honey + salt have dissolved. Let cool. Add whiskey, in my case I used TX Blended Whiskey from The Lone Star State, fresh grapefruit juice + rosemary straight from my backyard + the honey syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the rosemary, fill the shaker halfway with ice, shake well + strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary + a wedge of grapefruit. This cocktail is equally good with either pink or yellow grapefruit – dealer’s choice.
Cheers to Texas!