Zack's Food Nerd Recipe of the Week: The Fireside

Since I'm a gigantic food nerd and all, I figure it's only fair that I share recipes from time to time of my nerdocity.

With temperatures climbing near 70 degrees for a random weekend in February, it's a weekend that screams "Have a fire pit!!!"

So here's a cocktail ... not ironically called "The Fireside" for your enjoyment ...


1/4 cup vodka

1/4 cup fresh-squeezed red grapefruit juice

1 tablespoon maple syrup (use REAL syrup or it'll taste awful!!)

1 spring of rosemary, leaves pulled off

1 pinch of salt


Fill a glass with ice, add all ingredients, stir and enjoy!

You can also garnish with another rosemary sprig, and if you want to up the rosemary flavor a little, you could first muddle the rosemary sprigs with the grapefruit juice before adding the rest of the ingredients.