Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rosemary Gin Fizz

I'm all about making cocktails that have some redeeming qualities. You know.. like drinking pomegranate juice and vodka.. champagne with a splash of blood orange juice, or this here rosemary gin fizz.

Rosemary has been known to stimulate the immune system, improves circulation and digestion, helps fight depression and improves memory.  It's also an anti-viral, anti-infammatory herb AND an aphrodisiac.

Combined with the immune boosting and alkalizing properties of lemon juice and the botanicals of some top shelf gin, like bombay sapphire, you got yourself a health tonic!

Well... not really a health tonic, but it sure is tasty and better than drinking a vodka and red bull.....

Rosemary Gin Fizz
Adapted from The Sassy Radish

1 1/2 shots gin (I used bombay sapphire)
3 T fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 T rosemary syrup (see below)
Ice cubes

Cold seltzer water or club soda
In a tall glass, stir the gin, lemon juice and rosemary syrup.
Fill the glass halfway with ice and top with seltzer.

Rosemary Syrup:

1 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
2 rosemary sprigs, rinsed

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer over moderately low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain the syrup and chill. (The syrup can be prepared and chilled for up to 1 week.)

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