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Even good girls enjoy a cocktail, right? I would argue that my favorite drinks, the Gin and Tonic and the Foghorn, are drinks to be enjoyed year round. Yes, they are terrific on a hot summer day and most people probably associate them with warm weather but everything about juniper feels wintry to me. So when tasked to write about a cocktail for The Good Girl’s Guide: Lush Libations, my thoughts immediately went to my beloved gin.

While I enjoy some of the heavy holiday cocktails involving eggnog and hot chocolate, sometimes I want something a little bit lighter and fresher. Something reminiscent of winter but not overwhelmingly so. And so I bring you the Rosemary Gin Fizz.


Everything about the Rosemary Gin Fizz is festive and light. A perfect drink for your holiday cocktail party, you can make it in large quantities and just top with the club soda when ready to serve.

The Rosemary Gin Fizz
adapted from the Sassy Radish

2 oz gin
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp rosemary syrup
Ice cubes
Club soda
1 rosemary sprig for garnish


1. In a tall glass, stir the gin, lemon juice and rosemary syrup.

2. Fill the glass halfway with ice; top with club soda. Garnish with the rosemary and a lemon slice and serve.

3. Enjoy with some mood music.

Rosemary Syrup:

1 cups water
1 cup sugar
a few rosemary sprigs, rinsed


Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer over moderately low heat for 2 minutes. Let syrup cool and then discard the rosemary (strain if needed).


Now for another holiday cocktail and the next stop in our Good Girl’s List blog circle, check out Faith’s recipe at The Adventures of Faith.  And then head on over to the rest of the participant’s blogs for other lush libations.


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December 13, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Cookies, cookies everywhere! » Gin and Juiceboxes - [...] leave the kids at home with the dads. That way you could open a bottle of wine or maybe sip on some holiday cocktails and enjoy a cookie or two without feeling like a hypocrite (I tell my kids they can only eat one [...]

December 6, 2012 - 9:38 am

Tori Johnson - I have TONS of rosemary in my backyard!! Now here’s something else I can do with it besides put it on chicken!!

December 5, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Faith - I saw another drink with rosemary recently and it sounded great too! Love rosemary. I’m going to have to give this a try!

December 5, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Colleen Pence - I do enjoy gin but I confess I haven’t stretched much beyond gin & tonic. This will be a great, new recipe to add to my cocktail cabinet.

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