Do you see that sad, dying rosemary plant back there? This is proof that I can not be trusted with plants. But it’s also proof that you can make rosemary simple syrup with dried rosemary instead of fresh, so maybe for the sake of science we can call it an experiment (this time). I’ll have to come up with some other excuses for the rest of the plants around here…
This drink is citrusy without being too sweet and the gin and rosemary flavors mesh really well together. It’s really delicious, it tastes like spring.
The round ice cubes are my favorite, they melt very slowly and look amazing stacked up in a tall glass. You can find them here.
rosemary simple syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 springs fresh (or dried) rosemary
Cook water and sugar over medium high heat until it begins to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add in rosemary and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let herbs steep for 30 minutes. Strain, store in fridge.
rosemary lemon gin fizz adapted from inspired taste
2 oz gin
3 tbsp rosemary simple syrup
1.5 oz fresh lemon juice (about 1 1/2 small lemons)
splash of club soda
Shake gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker full of ice. Serve in a highball glass full of ice and top off with club soda to taste, I used about 3 ounces. Makes 1 cocktail.