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
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.
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.