Rosemary Blush Vodka Cocktail

Cocktail of the month January 2021

At Shaken & Stirred Weddings we’re not interested in a post-Christmas and New Years detox. Instead, we take any opportunity to fill our cups and cheers to every win however big or small. So, it’s time to celebrate surviving 2020 and the start of a new year with a new cocktail… we hope you’ll join us!

But 2020 wasn’t all bad. It was the uncertainty of wedding planning during a pandemic and associated stress for couples that inspired us to help you with your Queenstown wedding day. As a celebrant and photographer team we had already worked together on many weddings with hundreds of happy couples in our wake. And so together we have all the experience, energy and attention to detail needed to plan your big day even when it feels like the world is falling apart. 

Anyway, let’s get back to the point of this blog post… I hope you’re thirsty!

Why should I try this cocktail?

OK, let’s be honest… grapefruit juice has never been top of our shopping list. But we were both blown away by how much we loved this cocktail!

It’s super easy to make, has a gorgeous peachy colour and tastes delicious. If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you’re in for a real treat. 

What you’ll need:


  • Vanilla vodka
  • Rosemary infused
    simple syrup
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Ice


  • A mixing spoon


  • 2 drinks (and gives you dancing feet!)
Ingredients for vodka grapefruit and rosemary cocktail
Ingredients for vodka grapefruit and rosemary cocktail
adding ice to vodka, grapefruit and rosemary cocktail

1. Get started with the good stuff…

Add ice to glasses (about half full) and add vanilla vodka. We used Stolen vanilla vodka and let’s make it two shots per glass… it’s a cocktail after all!

adding vodka to vodka grapefruit and rosemary cocktail
adding vodka to cocktail
adding rosemary infused simple syrup to vodka cocktail

2. Add the simple syrup

We made ours rosemary infused by cooking 1 part water and 1 part sugar with a generous bunch of rosemary on the stove till it forms a syrup texture. Add about a tablespoon of simple syrup to each glass

adding grapefruit juice to vodka cocktail

3. Time to top up…

Fill each glass till three quarters full with grapefruit juice and then top with ice. Give each glass a good stir with a spoon.

gif of cocktail stirring
pouring grapefruit juice to vodka cocktail
pouring grapefruit juice into vodka cocktail

4. Add the finishing touches

Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary and it’s ready to drink!

5. And drink!

Queenstown wedding planners cheers with vodka cocktails
Vodka grapefruit juice and rosemary infused cocktail with fresh rosemary garnish

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