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A cocktail garnished with small grapes and a sprig of rosemary beside other cocktails.
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The "Autumn Twilight" Grape & Rosemary Cocktail

This sparkling concord grape and rosemary cocktail is delightfully effervescent and mixed with an incredibly simple rosemary syrup! An enchanting, refreshing gin cocktail for chilly autumn evenings, and a perfect signature for elegant cocktail parties.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Steeping Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 510kcal


  • sharp knife and cutting board
  • cocktail shaker
  • muddler
  • mesh cocktail strainer


For Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary - 1 to 2 sprigs minced
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water

For The Cocktail

  • 4 oz. gin
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. rosemary syrup
  • 6 concord grapes - large
  • 2 oz. seltzer - a splash


To Make Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • Mince rosemary leaves from 1-2 large sprigs of fresh rosemary – yielding about 2 tsp. minced rosemary. In a small saucepan, add ¼ cup white granulated sugar and ¼ cup water.
  • Simmer over LOW heat until sugar is dissolved, swirling in the pan for about 1-2 minutes. Once dissolved, add minced rosemary, and bring to a low boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Strain rosemary out of the syrup and set aside.

To Make the Cocktail

  • Add ½ oz. fresh lime juice to a shaker and muddle 6 large concord grapes. Add 4 oz. gin and ½ oz. rosemary syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over a mesh cocktail strainer, add 2 oz. seltzer and serve.
  • Garnish with tiny champagne grapes and/or a sprig of rosemary.


If you want your cocktails to be more rosemary-forward, allow the minced rosemary to steep in the simple syrup for a hour before mixing into your cocktail


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg