I’ve whipped up this Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail a few times over the past few weeks and, with all the attention on non-alcoholic options, it seemed it was high time I cover a mocktail over here (it’s also been ages since I shared a cocktail recipe). This one is particularly delicious, and I’ve made it both on weekend evenings, as well as midday when I just wanted a little pick me up (specifically, while Adam and I were in the midst of serious yard work over at the cottage).
Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail Recipe
This Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail recipe is super easy — so much so that I’m not going to bother with an official recipe card. It’s refreshing, not too sweet, and tastes like it has something special. It’s not one of those mocktails that feels like you’re drinking a children’s drink.
I take 2 oz. of Pentire non-alcoholic spirits in the Adrift flavor, 2 oz. of Pratt Standard Rosemary Grapefruit syrup (I always have several flavors in the fridge — they’re one of my favorite DC brands!), and top with soda water. Stir, add a big ice cube. Serve. So, so easy, and so, so good.
Keep reading below for my thoughts on non-alcoholic spirits, a Pentire review, and details on these darling Britt x Beks stir sticks.
Non-Alcoholic Spirits and Pentire Review
So, non-alcoholic spirits. You’re currently reading this getting visions of O’douhl’s. But there’s been a huge push for more non-alcoholic spirits lately, specifically takes on liquor, and that has pushed the quality way up. I first started hearing about them when a friend was pregnant and her husband set her up with a variety of non-alcoholic liquor options. I decided to check it out for myself and stumbled upon Pentire at the local liquor store.
Admittedly, I fell for the branding. How beautiful is this bottle? That minimalist branding and that sans serif font are chef’s kiss. I picked up the Adrift flavor, intrigued by the description: Pentire Adrift is our original botanical non-alcoholic spirit, made by distilling unique plants native to our coastline in Cornwall, UK. With words to describe it like coastal, herbaceous, sage, Cornish salt, I was in. That and the guy at the liquor store made me try it because he said it’s an acquired taste — there’s no quicker way to sell me on something than telling me I won’t like it. But, immediately, I thought of the Rosemary Grapefruit syrup and knew it would be a match.
Both Adam and I were pleasantly surprised by the taste, and we’ll definitely continue to drink non-alcoholic spirits on days when we don’t want to imbibe. The thing to remember is that, because of mixers, you’re still consuming sugar and such. And, if you’re someone like me who rarely has more than one drink anyway, you’re not saving much besides a tiny bit of alcohol. But the taste is so unique that I’m sold.
Britt x Beks Stir Sticks (a great hostess gift!)
Now, on to my cute little set up here. The glasses are from an antique store, but you can find super similar cut glass options from Crate and Barrel.
The leopard stir sticks are from a Texas brand, Britt x Beks, and they are the most charming little addition to your bar cart — or a great hostess gift. They’re only $25 for a set of four and they have a ton of different options but, of course, I love the leopards the most. They easily wipe off, are reusable, and are the perfect size for all your cocktail glasses. Britt x Beks sent me these, but I will definitely add them to my gifting lineup. How cute are they with these glasses? Cin cin!