Grapefruit Gin and Tonic with Rosemary

Gin and tonic is the only cocktail I want on a warm sunny day. They stir up fast, they go down easy, and I am a sucker for booze with bubbles. A classic gin and tonic recipe is crisp, clean, tart, and refreshing. However, even the classics need to be shaken up from time to time…

Gin and Tonic Grapefruit and Rosemary Cocktail

Recipe Highlights:

  1. A refreshing summer cocktail with fresh grapefruit, lemon, rosemary, and gin.
  2. Easy swaps to make a mock-tail or wintry whiskey cocktail.
  3. No added sugar, 1 Weight Watchers Points Plus per cocktail!

There is a fairly long list of things I ought to be doing at this moment.

Our current stretch of beautiful weather has me feeling like a post Memorial Day high school senior. My brain is halfway into summer so don’t bother asking me to do anything harder than showing up and looking pretty.

In anticipation of spending the weekend living in the backyard I scurried out this morning, when things were still cool, and gave our patio furniture a much needed scrub. While the chairs dried under the quickly warming sun, I knocked out a few small DIY projects and mixed a bit of compost into the garden.

Now that our outdoor space is ready for summer I know just how to kick things off. I’m having happy hour with a garden inspired twist on my favorite cocktail – gin and tonic.


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Grapefruit Gin and Tonic with Rosemary
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Grapefruit with rosemary is one of my favorite combinations. When added to the classic gin and tonic you get a tart and refreshing cocktail perfect for happy hour on hot summer days.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 2 large lemon wedges
  • 1 wedge of red grapefruit
  • fresh rosemary
  • 1 ounce of gin (like Bombay Sapphire)
  • ice
  • ¾ cup diet tonic
  1. In a cocktail shaker – muddle (aka mash up) two large lemon wedges, a slice of ruby red grapefruit, and a small spring of rosemary.
  2. Add the gin and a cup of crushed ice.
  3. Cover and shake it like you mean it until the outside gets frosty.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass and top with diet tonic.
  5. Find a sunny patch then PAUSE – DRINK.
Make this a mock-tail: Skip the gin and, if available, add juniper DRY Soda.
In winter be a little more heavy handed with the lemon and replace the gin with whiskey.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cocktail Calories: 98 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 5g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 4 mg Fiber: .5g Protein: 0g Weight Watchers Points Plus: 1

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