A Rosemary Gin Cocktail with Food52
Today, we’re getting together for a drink with our friends Amanda and Merrill over at Food52, a culinary community where food lovers from around the globe can share ideas, recipes, and advice. As part of our ongoing collaboration, terrain's cafes will be serving seasonal cocktails created by Food52, and we'll feature the recipe here each time a new drink is added to the menu. First up, a refreshing Rosemary Gin Cocktail inspired by our kitchen herb garden. Amanda and Merrill told us, "We love this recipe because it's a perfect example of how you can use simple, fresh, straightforward ingredients -- rosemary, sugar, and lemon -- to create a drink that's complex and memorable (and perfect to enjoy outdoors this time of year)." Cut the sugar and up the lemon for a refreshing, alcohol-free version.
Rosemary Gin Cocktail
1/4 cup ground rosemary (a coffee grinder or food processor will suffice)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Bring the water to a boil, adding the sugar and rosemary and stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and steep the mixture off heat for 45 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
1 1/2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. rosemary syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
Sprig of rosemary for garnish
Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add gin, lemon, and rosemary simple syrup and stir. Top with a splash of club soda and stir briefly, garnishing with a rosemary sprig.
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This beverage looks like a thirst quencher--viva la rosemary! Happy Nesting.