The Ruby

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Tart and tangy but an excellent source of vitamin C. Grapefruit protects from free radicals and and reduces inflammation. Rosemary stimulates the immune system, increases circulation, and improves digestion.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a tropical citrus fruit known for its sweet and somewhat sour taste. It's rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, making it one of the healthiest citrus fruits you can eat.

Rosemary:

Botanical name: rosmarinus officinalis.

Family: lamiaceae (mint)

Taste: pungent (think spicy)

Herb Uses: aromatic, circulatory stimulant, antioxidant. People use the leaves for mental stimulation, digestion, colds/flu, fungal infections. It can be prepared in culinary, tea, herbal steam.

 

History Lesson
Rosemary blends well with various meats. Modern research has shown that rosemary does, in fact, prolong the quality and shelf life of meats through inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Rosemary also has the ability to reduce the risk of cancer from eating meats cooked on high heat. The high antioxidant content in rosemary helped prevent the formation of these carcinogenic compounds. The essential oil should be avoided as well. If taking insulin blood glucose should be measured when ingesting.

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Ruby Rose Recipe

6 ruby red grapefruit slices, plus 1 slice for garnish. 1/2 ounce rosemary sage syrup. 2 ounce whiskey. Rosemary sprig for garnish.

Muddle the six grapefruit slices and add syrup. Place into an ice filled shaker and add whiskey. Shake and pour contents into a glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and reserved grapefruit segment.

Mock-tail Recipe: replace 2 oz of whiskey with 2oz black tea cooled

Rosemary Sage Syrup Recipe

1 cup raw honey. 1 cup water. Several sprigs each of rosemary and sage. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle bowl, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat slightly and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow syrup to cool fully. Strain into clean jar, cover, and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.