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Come Party With Me: Pumpkin Patch Picnic — Drinks

Like the menu and dessert, when selecting a cocktail for a picnic, choose one that can be made in a large batch in advance. This rosemary ruby cocktail is refreshing and delicious. It combines a rosemary simple syrup with vodka and grapefruit juice. To make a nonalcoholic version, substitute sparkling water for the vodka. Fill a cooler with seasonal ale, water, and single-serving juices. Don't forget to pack extra ice for the cocktails. Get this tantalizing cocktail recipe when you


Rosemary Ruby Cocktails

Rosemary Ruby Cocktails

Rosemary Ruby Cocktails


1 cup sugar
12 sprigs rosemary
3 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice
1 1/2 cups vodka
3/4 teaspoon bitters
Ice cubes


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, the sugar, and 6 rosemary sprigs to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is clear, about 5 minutes. Let cool; discard the rosemary.
  2. In a pitcher, combine the grapefruit juice, vodka, bitters, and 3/4 cup rosemary-sugar syrup.
  3. Pour into 6 rocks glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish each with a rosemary sprig.

Makes 6 cocktails.

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bekbork bekbork 8 years
how is this a pumpkin patch drink? I was disappointed it didn't have some kind of pumpkin taste to it. :(
bekbork bekbork 8 years
how is this a pumpkin patch drink? I was disappointed it didn't have some kind of pumpkin taste to it. :(
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
This may be a really stupid question, but what is bitter.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't know why - but i was wondering how you were going to work pumpkin into a drink and here i see that you dont = that was a GREAT bait and switch! i'm a sucker for drinks like this - one of the first drinks that i ever had was a salty dog (i.e. vodka and grapefruit) and i loved it.
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