Rosemary, Baby! from Serious Eats
Come winter it’s a little harder to get your hands on fresh herbs. However, rosemary is less temperamental than a lot of the herbs commonly used in cocktails. And the good news is, it’s just as fragrant and delightful as any of them. I live in California, so it might not be the case where you live, but I can’t go two feet without seeing a full rosemary bush. (In general, they are hardy plants so you likely see them around or have one yourself, too.)
Rosemary pairs well with most fruit and booze. Hurray! Don’t forget, sprigs of rosemary make great garnishes, too. Use ’em as spears!
Ruby Red and Rosemary Honey Cocktail ~ Ruby Red grapefruit, vodka, honey simple syrup with a little lemon and rosemary … tastes fresh and refreshing. It would also be good with gin instead of vodka.
Apple Ginger Rosemary Cocktail ~ This vodka-based cocktail balances the wintry and exciting flavors of apple, ginger, and rosemary with a hint of lemon to tie it all together.
Rosemary, Baby! ~ I love everything about this, including the fun name. Aperol infused with rosemary adds an herbaceous touch to a bourbon and honey sparkling punch. Party time.
Rosemary Refresher ~ Another grapefruit-rosemary combo that works like a charm. This time it’s a margarita-like tequila drink batched for a crowd. Party time, part 2.
Mistral Mauve ~ Sparkling wine and creme de violette (one of my favorite combos) is spiced up with a little rosemary-infused simple syrup. Garden flavor in your glass!