Rosemary Gin Fizz
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© Brian Bowen Smith
Everyone likes a good party drink, and this twist on the original gin fizz is slightly unconventional without landing anyone in unfamiliar territory. In fact, experience leads me to predict you should prepare for compliments. I like this for the blast of lemon, lime, and rosemary, which refreshes without too much sweetness, and is followed by a revelation of aromatic gin. I make the simple syrup ahead of time and steep the rosemary to ensure a healthy transfer of flavor. The syrup’s main purpose is to level the tartness of the lemon-lime juice. I serve this in a rocks glass with ice and add a sprig of freshly cut rosemary from my garden.
1. Combine the gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
2. Cover with the lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
4. Top with the seltzer water, and garnish with the rosemary sprig and lemon slice.
1/4 cup (2 ounces) gin
2 tablespoons Rosemary Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup seltzer water
1 small rosemary sprig
Lemon or lime slice
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