I made this about a month ago and it became one of my favorite sorbets. To quote another recipe entirely, “It tastes like summer.” It’s exactly what sorbets are designed to be (though mine often aren’t). Light and palate clearing and refreshing and fabulous in every way.
Also, it’s super easy to make.
1 ½ cups water
¾ cup sugar
Couple sprigs of rosemary
3 ¾ cups grapefruit juice (yup, commercial stuff, right from the bottle)
¼ cup vodka
Put the sugar, water and rosemary in a small saucepan on medium heat. Bring it to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let it continue to boil for a little longer so that it reduces a tad. Set to the side and cover but allow the rosemary to steep a little longer. Meanwhile put the grapefruit juice and vodka in a large container (I use my big 8 cup liquid measure because it pours well). Strain the rosemary out of the syrup (if it stays on the stem you can just fish them out). Add it to the juice. Put it in the refrigerator until it’s really cold. Freeze it in the ice cream maker then let it harden in the freezer.