Grapefruit Rosé Fizz with Rosemary

Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day are just around the corner. Why not toast with a delicious drink in honor of a good friendship or blossoming relationship. Does that sound to your liking? Then this Grapefruit Rosé Fizz with rosemary syrup is just perfect. Tart , refreshing and sparkling! It’s quick to make, and you don’t need any bartender super skills at all. Of course, you can treat yourself to this Grapefruit Rosé Fizz 365 days a year – well, maybe not every day as far as concerning your liver – but right now it’s grapefruit season. So definitely take advantage!

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Grapefruit Rosé Fizz with Rosemary

Sparkling drink with grapefruit and rosemary

Four more days and it’s Valentine’s Day. We don’t actually celebrate the day. Yes, we even believe that you can do something good for each other all year round. However, we can rarely resist a fizzy drink like this one. Be it Valentine’s Day or whatever. So there might be a tiny possibility that we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, simply for the love of this drink. So we have an excuse to have a glass of this Grapefruit Rosé Fizz.

And since we don’t want to exclude anyone here, you can also serve the drink on Galentine’s Day and toast to more years full of fun and beautiful moments with your best friends. Galentine’s Day, what is it? You’re probably wondering now… 🤔
Here this day is not very well known, but it is in the US. Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13, a day before Valentine’s Day, celebrating friendship among women. So you could make it your goal to invite your best friends over for drinks and snacks on February 13th. This vegan cheese platter also goes perfectly with your Galentine`s or Valentine’s party.

Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail

Grapefruit Rosé Fizz

Now we would have clarified the question of what exactly Galentine’s Day actually is. And while I’m already in explanation mode, I thought I’d give out a little more information about the Fizz drink itself.

And I have to say that the Americans were pioneers again. I wasn’t able to quickly determine the exact origin of the fizz, but at least I saw it for the first time on an American website.

And now comes the good news for everyone who doesn’t want to get drunk. The original fizz is more like lemonade than a cocktail. Yes, you read that right! You can actually make a fizz alcohol-free and child-friendly without any problems. But it’s more fun with a shot in it, like a true lemonade for adults. In fact, in the middle of the 19th century, people liked to slurp their drinks after breakfast. Disguised as lemonade, this doesn’t seem to raise a frown. Therefore, it also speaks absolutely for serving the Grapefruit Rosemary Fizz Cocktail for brunch.

Fizz with rosé wine, grapefruit, and rosemary

This is how the Rosé Fizz Cocktail succeeds

Actually, you don’t need any extraordinary skills to create this drink. And actually no special equipment. You can use a cocktail shaker if you like, but it’s not necessary. I do have one, but I didn’t use it for this recipe.

The only important thing is that you use a rosé that you really like and that is of course vegan. And that your sparkling water really has enough fizz. Be careful when pouring the water so that the whole drink doesn’t come your way. It can be quite bubbly under certain circumstances.

When mixing the ingredients, be careful not to turn the rosemary-flavored sugar syrup rock-hard from the cold ingredients. It is best to mix a little grapefruit juice or rosé with the syrup first. If it gets too cold and hard, simply heat it up again with a little water.

Is rosé vegan?

Not per se. Buying wine can be a bit tricky on a vegan diet. In principle, the ingredients used in wine production are vegan. However, certain additives such as dairy products, gelatin, or egg white may be added. These animal ingredients are mainly used to stabilize, clarify, and beautify the wine.

So if you want to be on the safe side, buy wine with a vegan seal or from your trusted wine retailer, who can confirm that your type of wine was produced vegan. Sometimes wines are vegan but do not necessarily have a seal because you have to pay for it.

Less waste tips

As always, here are a few smart tips to help prevent waste:

  • Grapefruits are available unpacked at the weekly market or in larger quantities at gebana. For gebana I even have a code AK_velvetandvinegar21 for every first order.
  • You can also find fresh rosemary at the weekly market or you can grow it yourself on the windowsill at home.
  • You can use a suitable device for making your own sparkling water, e.g. Soda Stream.
  • You can find unpacked sugar in bulk stores
  • You probably won’t find wine unpacked. But you can reuse the bottle for this and make a vase or a candle holder out of it, for example.
refreshing fizz with rosemary and grapefruit

Alternatives to the products used

I don’t drink alcohol, can I do without?
Sure, of course! The fizz is a drink based on lemonade. So you can just omit the alcohol completely or use non-alcoholic wine. Alternatively, you can also add kombucha, tonic, or just more grapefruit juice.

I don’t like grapefruit at all, what else can I use?
Citrus fruits are in season. Maybe you would like to try oranges, blood oranges, tangerines, or lemons. Or maybe with pomelo or even yuzu. Everything fits perfectly.

I do without sugar, is the drink also sugar-free?
I haven’t tested it myself though. But instead of sugar, you could choose xylitol as a sugar-free low-carb alternative. That should actually work.

I don’t like rosemary!
Then you have the opportunity to make the sugar syrup without aroma. Or you can just use an herb you like, maybe thyme or basil.

Meal prep tips

No, the Grapefruit Rosemary Rosé Fizz cannot be prepared in advance. It should be freshly made and served. If necessary, you can prepare the rosemary syrup in advance and of course ice cubes if you want to use some.

How long does the rosemary syrup keep?
Well sealed and in a clean, sterile jar, the syrup will keep for up to 6 months as long as it is unopened. Once opened, you should use it within a month. If the syrup becomes cloudy, has streaks, or otherwise looks different, then you should dispose of it.
However, the recipe is designed for a very small amount of syrup, which is actually only enough for the drinks in this recipe. Of course, you can also stock up for other cocktail parties.

sparkling fizz cocktail

What does the Grapefruit Rosé Fizz go with?

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Galentine’s Day
  • New Year’s Eve party
  • any other parties
  • for an Easter celebration or a vegan Easter brunch
  • brunch in general
  • for an aperitif
  • as a sun downer
  • for the next barbecue
  • as a start into the weekend

Why you should try this Grapefruit Rosé Fizz:

It is:

  • non-dairy
  • vegan
  • sparkling
  • refreshing
  • tart
  • easy and quick to prepare
  • also works alcohol-free
  • a real eye-catcher at every party
  • perfect for brunch and all other parties
  • a nice surprise on Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day

More vegan recipes for Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day:

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Rose Fizz Cocktail with grapefruit and rosemary

Grapefruit Rosé Fizz

Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day are just around the corner. Why not toast with a delicious drink in honor of a good friendship or blossoming relationship. Does that sound to your liking? Then this Grapefruit Rosé Fizz with rosemary syrup is just perfect. Tart, refreshing and sparkling! It's quick to make, and you don't need any bartender super skills at all. Of course, you can treat yourself to this Grapefruit Rosé Fizz 365 days a year – well, maybe not every day as far as concerning your liver – but right now it's grapefruit season. So definitely take advantage!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 81 kcal


Rosemary Syrup

  • 50 g sugar organic
  • 50 ml water
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary organic

Grapefruit Rosé Fizz

  • 100 ml grapefruit juice organic
  • 100 ml rosé wine organic
  • 80 ml sparkling water
  • 2-3 tsp rosemary syrup


Rosemary Syrup

  • Rinse off rosemary sprigs.
  • Add all the ingredients to a pan and bring to a boil. Cook until the liquid starts to thicken in consistency and turns sticky. Put aside for later use.

Grapefruit Rosé Fizz

  • Mix all the ingredients and pour into the glasses.*


*Add ice cubes if you like & please note, that the rosemary syrup can turn very hard if you add very cold ingredients. Try to mix it in advance with a bit of rosé wine or grapefruit juice. In case it turns very hard, add a bit of water and bring it to a boil once more.


Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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