A few weeks ago we had some friends over for brunch and I decided last minute that I wanted to whip up a cocktail to go with our meal. I keep a pretty well stocked bar cart, so my options were wide open to anything that would pair with the citrus I had on hand. A juicy, bright grapefruit was on my counter, and a few limes leftover from a recipe my husband had made. By chance I popped open the freezer and saw I had a bottle of grapefruit vodka that must have been in there since last spring before I was pregnant. With these ingredients in mind, I had my eye on a Moscow mule with a twist! I used the grapefruit vodka and fresh citrus to mix up a tart-version of this classic drink, and finished it off with a few springs of rosemary and some fresh grapefruit wedges for the prettiest looking cocktail. These are going to be on heavy rotation this spring, I’m hooked!

Grapefruit Rosemary Mules.
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit vodka
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • 1 ounce of grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup of ginger beer
  • Ice
  • rosemary springs
  • grapefruit wedges
  1. Combine vodka, lime juice, and grapefruit juice in a mule cup over ice and stir.
  2. Top with ginger beer and garnish with rosemary and grapefruit wedges.