We are co-hosting a baby shower for very special family friends this weekend at our home. And, IT’S A GIRL!! Oh, happy day! It was a must to figure out a signature cocktail for this couple’s shower. So, the testing started. I must say that this was not the toughest thing to do as a blogger…test out cocktail recipes!! I am excited to share this Vodka Charleston Fizz that I came up with for the party.
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I have known the Baby Momma since she was born and hosted her rehearsal dinner in our backyard several years ago. I went to high school with her father and went to Baylor with her mother and even had the great pleasure of being in her parent’s wedding. We are all from Dallas and really share a passion for entertaining so it is so special to be doing this party together!
Vodka Charleston Fizz with Rosemary
Since “we” are having a girl, blush pink is the main color we are working with. So, doesn’t it make sense that the signature cocktail to go along with the theme?! After researching “pink cocktails” on Pinterest, a Charleston Fizz seemed to foot the bill, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. Being vodka drinkers, I decided to use vodka rather than gin, which is the typical liqueur used in a Charleston Fizz.
As vodka enthusiasts, I was excited to try a new one to use for this recipe. This Greenbar Distillery TRU Vodka did not disappoint! It is light and clean, with a smooth finish. The secret is their combination of spirits made from Midwestern wheat and California pomegranate…all organic and gluten-free!
When creating a signature cocktail for an event, I like to keep the main ingredients of the traditional drink intact. In this case, a Charleston Fizz typically includes Grapefruit Juice and Elderberry Liqueur. For the liqueur, I switched it up a bit by using a Pink Grapefruit Liqueur They also usually include Tarragon, but I decided to use Rosemary instead.
This St. Elder Pamplemousse Liqueur is made in small batches and will complement a variety of cocktails with bright flavors of pink grapefruit. The tanginess helps create a tart and fresh taste for this cocktail.
Vodka Charleston Fizz with Rosemary
This is my spin on the classic Charleston Fizz cocktail. It is festive for any celebration, especially if you love grapefruit!
- 3 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice 6 tbsp
- 2 oz Vodka 4 tbsp
- 1 oz Grapefruit or Elderberry Liquor 2 tbsp
- 1 oz Simple Syrup 1 part sugar/1 part boiling water
- 1 splash Club Soda
- 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary 1 for garnish
- 1 Grapefruit Slice for garnish
Add grapefruit juice, vodka, grapefruit or elderberry liquor, and simple syrup to a martini shaker.
Add ice and rosemary sprig and shake vigorously.
Pour into glass over ice and add a splash of club soda.
Garnish with grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig. ENJOY!
Admittedly, I have another reason for wanting to work on a cocktail recipe to share with you. I recently added these gorgeous Lenox Trianna Beverage Glasses to our glassware collection and I am so excited to use them for a festive cocktail. You can see how I used them on our Simple Spring Green and White Tablescape HERE.
Do you watch Southern Charm?! I must admit that I am a huge fan and am now dying to go visit Charleston! It really seems to be the epitome of charm and southern class. Shep and Cameron are my favorites on the show and I cannot wait to see their new season. That is one of the reasons I thought it would be fun to create my own version of the famous cocktail. I hope you enjoy my new Vodka Charleston Fizz with fresh Rosemary!