Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rosemary Lemon Fizz

Happiest of birthdays to my favorite sister-in-law Lydia! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a tasty champagne cocktail. Because this girl loves her bubbly. So, here's a bit of an unexpected combination that leads to very good things.

Ingredients

Cocktail
  • 4 oz. dry sparkling wine
  • 1/2 oz. gin (vodka works well also)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. rosemary simple syrup
Rosemary Simple Syrup
  • 5 (6-inch) sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Cocktail
  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker half full of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously. Strain into champagne flute. 
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling wine.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and rosemary.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Remove from the heat and let the rosemary infuse the syrup for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Strain, discard the rosemary, and refrigerate until cold.
  5. Keep leftover syrup covered and refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Cheers to another year older and wiser!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I wish i had one right now (at work)!

    ReplyDelete