rosemary + concord grape fiz


holy heatwave!!!! how is everyone holding up after all the canada day & fourth of july celebrations? we spent so much time outdoors over the long weekend. on saturday we went to the city for a day of ice coffee, shopping & eating. it was so hot, i think i broke an ice coffee drinking record! on sunday to celebrate canada day we went to my friends outdoor bbq. after a weekend of fun, i am even more ready for a summer vacation, who is with me?!

because this extremely warm weather seems to be sticking around for a while, here is a delicious grape based cocktail that is sure to keep you hydrated! it is a rosemary infused concord grape fiz made with zevia's grape soda. i mix equal parts grape soda & 100% concord grape juice, as the grape juice can be quite concentrated. the grape soda really helps mellow it out & add the fiz. lastly, the rosemary syrup adds an unexpected hint of earthiness that you wouldn't expect in a cocktail. rosemary everything!

for more summer cocktails, check out the cocktail section under my recipe tab. cheers & stay cool! xo


for the rosemary simple syrup

  • 1 cup liquid stevia (approx. 1 teaspoon stevia to 1 cup water)
  • 1 cup water
  • 5-6 sprigs of fresh rosemary

for the rosemary concord grape fiz

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces 100% concord grape juice
  • 2 ounces zevia's grape soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary simple syrup
  • fresh rosemary, for garnish
  • lemon curl, for garnish


for the rosemary simple syrup

  • in a sauce pot over medium heat add the stevia, water & rosemary. bring to a gentle simmer and stir until stevia dissolves. remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. strain liquid and store in a glass jar for up to two weeks.

for the rosemary concord grape fiz

  • fill glass with ice. add the gin, grape juice, grape soda, lemon juice & simple syrup. stir until well combined.
  • garnish with a sprig of rosemary & a lemon curl.
  • cheers!