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Grapefruit Lime Refresher Cocktail

It's Friday afternoon and everyone knows what that means... It's cocktail hour! I mean, it's practically 5 o clock in the PNW... right? Well, we're getting there at least. It's also the first official day of fall but we're throwing back to the summer that we're already missing with this grapefruit lime cocktail, recently featured on Swooned. It's tart and sweet rolled into one and will really kick off your weekend right. The fresh grapefruit and lime juices bring a light, summery note, while the ginger-rosemary simple syrup adds an earthy, tempered finish, Not only is this cocktail delicious, but its pretty ombré appearance makes it perfect for entertaining guests. We suggest you go ahead and make a batch - we have all the fixins in our fridge right now! And don't forget to check out the recipe and all of the amazing vendors who collaborated with us on this styled shoot below.



  • 2 cups of pink grapefruit juice

  • 1 cup of lime juice

  • 1 cup of ginger-rosemary syrup

  • 6 ounces of white rum

  • Grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs for garnishing


  • thinly sliced ginger

  • 10 small rosemary stems

  • 4 tbsp honey


  • Cut ginger in thin slices and vigorously roll rosemary between your hands.

  • Place them in a small saucepan and add 2 cups of water.

  • Cover and bring to a boil, then remove from heat and leave rosemary to steep for 20 minutes.

  • Once fully steeped, take out rosemary sprigs (may need to use a colander)

  • Add honey while still warm and mix until completely dissolved. Liquid should be honey colored.

  • Pour grapefruit and lime juices in glass.

  • Add ice.

  • Pour over the ginger and rosemary syrup, then add white rum for ombre effect.

  • Decorate with stems of rosemary and slices of grapefruit

Event Design and Planning // Willow & Ivy Events | Photography // Tawni Eakman | Rentals // Balancing Balloons | Calligraphy // Songbird Paperie | Florals // Willow & Ivy Events | Location // Lincoln Park, Seattle

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