We've swapped out the traditional lime for fresh lemon juice in this classic gin cocktail and sweetened the drink with homemade rosemary syrup, which imparts a wonderful piney aroma--make a big batch for your next holiday party!



Rosemary Simple Syrup


Instructions Checklist
  • Rosemary Simple Syrup:

    In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water, sugar, and rosemary to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let stand 30 minutes, then strain; discard solids. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week. (Makes 1/2 cup.)

  • Cocktail:

    Combine gin, lemon juice, and 3/4 ounce syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill halfway with ice. Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain and serve, garnished with rosemary.

Cook's Notes

This recipe is scalable for a crowd: Place the ingredients in a large pitcher. Fill halfway with ice; stir with a long spoon until outside of pitcher is frosty. Strain into glasses; serve with garnishes.