Extra Vodka? The Indian Paintbrush

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What You Have



What You Need

Grapefruit Juice

Rosemary Syrup*

Lime Juice

Peychaud’s Bitters

What You’ll Make


Named after the iconic Texas wildflower, the Indian Paintbrush is a vodka cocktail that’s “beautiful in its simplicity and balance,” says Garage bar general manager Paul Finn.

Enjoy the fresh summery vibes of this simple cocktail with easy to source ingredients! The Indian Paintbrush is a delightful drink that you’ll have in your back pocket whenever the mood for vodka strikes. We think it would also work wonderfully with gin (a.k.a. the original flavored vodka—ha!).


1.5 oz Vodka

1 oz Grapefruit Juice

0.50 oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.50 oz Rosemary Syrup*

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Rosemary Sprig Garnish


In a shaker, combine all ingredients with ice (excluding garnish). Shake well.

Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.


Prep your rosemary by cutting 7-8 stems to 4″ in length.

Pour 1 cup water into a pot and bring to a boil.

Remove from burner and add rosemary to the water. Steep for 2 minutes.

Add 1 cup granulated sugar and stir to dissolve.

Once cool, strain, jar and refrigerate.

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Indian Paintbrush Recipe is by Bartender Chauncy James, From Imbibe

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