It’s SUMMER! Time to throw a party

Warmer temps and gorgeous sunsets call for early evening celebrations, so invite the neighborhood over and kick off summer with an updated entertaining menu. These crisp, colorful and veggie-loaded appetizers will lighten things up a bit and are a salute the season. Be sure to greet guests with the unexpected, bright flavors in our herb-infused cocktails and your party will off to a great start!

 

Grapefruit Rosemary Cocktail
So pretty, so refreshing!

Yield: 1 cocktail
1.5 ounces vodka
1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice
1 ounce rosemary syrup
Ice
Fresh rosemary sprig and pink grapefruit slice to garnish

Pour vodka, grapefruit juice and rosemary syrup into a shaker. Add a scoop of ice and shake vigorously until drink is icy. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh rosemary and grapefruit slices.

Rosemary syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 sprigs rosemary

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and rosemary. Simmer for 3 minutes with lid on then steep for about 5 minutes before straining. Allow to cool.

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