Subaru Impreza owner Julia Bainbridge, profiled in “
Discovering the Country’s Best Nonalcoholic Drinks,” spent months researching nonalcoholic cocktails to write her first book, . Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason
This recipe from the book, created by bartender Naren Young (formerly bar director at
Dante in New York City; now creative beverage director at ® Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company in Miami Beach), makes good use of winter citrus. Salted Rosemary Paloma Makes: 1 serving
Adapted with permission from Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason by Julia Bainbridge, copyright © 2020. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
On a Commitment Level from one to four, Bainbridge rates the Salted Rosemary Paloma a two. “There’s more time involved, but it’s not complicated,” she writes in the introduction to Good Drinks.
½ ounce Salted Rosemary Syrup (recipe follows) 2-3 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 3 ounces soda water 1 grapefruit slice, for garnish
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add the syrup and juice, then top with soda water and gently stir. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
43 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrates, 10 g sugar, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 235 mg sodium Per serving: Salted Rosemary Syrup Makes: ½ cup (enough for 8 drinks) 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt ® 1 sprig of rosemary, cut crosswise into 3 pieces 3 ounces water
In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and warm over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature, then fine-strain and discard the solids. Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
17 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g carbohydrates, 5 g sugar, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 240 mg sodium Per ½ cup serving: Print Recipe