Cocktail of the Week - Rosemary Ruby

Planning a Spring Fling, or perhaps a May Day or Mother’s Day event?

This recipe is sure to please!

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
— Ron White


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 12 sprigs rosemary

  • 3 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice

  • 1 1/2 cups Prairie Organic Vodka

  • 3/4 teaspoon Fees Grapefruit Bitters

  • ice cubes


In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, the sugar, and 6 rosemary sprigs to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is clear, about 5 minutes. Let cool; discard the rosemary.

In a pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, vodka, bitters and 3/4 cup rosemary-sugar syrup. Pour into 6 rocks glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish each with a rosemary sprig.