Elder-Mary Greyhound Cocktail

A fun play on a classic Greyhound but with a fun spring twist.

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Ingredients:
2 oz freeze squeezed grapefruit juice
1.5 oz vodka
.5 oz Elderberry liquor
1 tsp simple syrup
1 sprig rosemary
1 thin slice of grapefruit peel

Method:
Fill a glass and a shaker with crushed ice.
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Add juice, vodka, liquor and syrup to the shaker and shake well. Strain over crushed ice.
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Rub the sprig of rosemary between your fingers and plunge into to the drink. Squeeze the grapefruit peel slice over the drink and drop it in.
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Cocktail Syrup

A simple 50/50 mix of sugar and water can take your cocktails to the next level.   Boil 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water until all of the sugar dissolves (this happens fast!).   Try boiling down seasonal fruit in the mix and straining prior to canning for a fun twist.  Here is blackberry, raspberry and simple syrup.

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