'Spring Forward' is a cocktail that is designed to get even the most ardent vodka-hater to embrace the pleasures of Russia's favorite alcoholic vice. The star attraction in this particular cocktail is rosemary-infused vodka, which does a great job embodying spring sensibilities. Moreover, vodka's neutral flavor takes to the rosemary infusion to give it a herby and earthy flavor.
To create the rosemary-infused vodka, place rosemary sprigs in a sealable glass jar and add vodka. Let sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
Then to create the cocktail, combine your rosemary-infused vodka with syrup, grapefruit juice and lemon juice before adding ice and shaking. Then strain this delightful mixture into an ice-filled glass before garnishing with... rosemary of course.
The herbal infusion into the vodka is what really makes this cocktail special, but the addition of additional fresh spring flavors helps make Spring Forward the delightful spring-heralding cocktail it is.