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The Ballerina Wine Cocktail

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Grapefruit and rosemary pair perfectly with dry rosé and sweet vermouth.

Racine’s is known for their expansive selection of organic and biodynamic wines, and this low-proof wine cocktail highlights just how versatile a good rosé can be, with a grapefruit-rosemary oleo emphasizing the wine’s fruity, herbal notes.


  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth (such as Cocchi Torino)
  • 2 barspoons grapefruit-rosemary oleo
  • 4 oz. dry rosé
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • ½ oz. soda water
  • Tools:barspoon
  • Glass:wine
  • Garnish:grapefruit slice and rosemary


In a wine glass with ice, add the first four ingredients. Stir and top with soda, then garnish.

Grapefruit-Rosemary Oleo: In a bowl combine the zest peeled from 2 pink grapefruits, ½ cup of sugar and 6 rosemary sprigs. Toss mixture together, then cover and let sit at room temperature for two nights. The sugar will dissolve as it pulls the moisture from the grapefruit peels, creating a vibrantly flavored syrup. Strain out the liquid to bottle for use within one week.

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