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Grapefruit-Rosemary Daiquiris

The surprising combo of citrus and herb tastes great in this slushy daiquiri. For a special effect, dip rims of glasses in coarse sugar before filling.

Oxmoor House MAY 2005

  • Yield: 5 cups
  • Cook time:10 Minutes
  • Prep time:17 Minutes
  • Other:8 Minutes


  • 3 cups freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 7 grapefruit)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/3 cup vodka (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Sparkling white sugar (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs


Pour 2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice into 2 ice cube trays; freeze until firm. Cover and chill remaining juice.

Stir together water, sugar, and 2 rosemary sprigs in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; discard rosemary sprigs. Cool syrup; chill.

Process frozen juice cubes, remaining 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, vodka, if desired, and chopped rosemary in a 5-cup blender for 10 seconds or until slushy. Serve in sugar-rimmed glasses, and garnish, if desired.

Fix it Faster: Use 3 cups bottled ruby red grapefruit juice.

Note: For sugared rims, dip rims of stemmed glasses into a thin coating of light corn syrup or water, and then spin rims in a plateful of sparkling white sugar.


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Grapefruit-Rosemary Daiquiris recipe