Makes 2 cocktails


This pale pink, relatively low-alcohol drink is crisp and refreshing, making it perfect for a brunch or a summer outdoor “girls’ night” gathering. I like to use a dry Italian vermouth here. Vermouth will keep in your pantry for quite a while (longer than an opened bottle of wine) and can be used to deglaze skillets in the same way you’d use white wine.


  • 4 ounces dry vermouth
  • 4 ounces pink grapefruit juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 8 ounces chilled grapefruit seltzer
  • Pink grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs, for garnish


Divide the vermouth and grapefruit juice between two wine glasses. Fill the glasses with ice. Top with the seltzer. Stir each with a rosemary sprig. Add the sprig and a grapefruit slice to each glass and serve.