The holidays are upon us. This time of year calls for office parties, friends gathering and holiday happy hours. To match the festive occasion, try dressing up your classic G&T this season. Citrus is at its peak and rosemary has that hearty evergreen essence. (The fresh rosemary used came from Perin’s herb garden still thriving somehow outside our window.) Add the two together for a Rosemary Grapefruit Gin & Tonic. I made these on a whim for roommates on Friday and we all gave these a sure nod of approval. Cheers!
I needed some new hydration ideas. Seltzer, tea and plain water were no longer doing the trick. I started adding fruit, herbs, and really anything to a glass. You can even make this ahead of time in a pitcher to allow the flavors to fully sink in. Starting from the top and moving clockwise, here’s the Naturally Flavored Waters I made:
- Cucumber Melon (my favorite!)
- Strawberry Basil
- Mint Clementine
Mix and match. There’s really no wrong combination. (If you don’t want the herbs or “pieces” floating in your drink, try freezing them in an ice cube tray like I did here.) I’ve added more ideas and combinations below. I wanted to give a Rosemary Grapefruit water a try, but of course I forgot to buy rosemary. Take a sip and stay hydrated naturally with a hint of flavors.