Our potted rosemary sprigs are out of control right now. We're talking big ol' rosemary stalks the size of snakes. Something had to be done. To be honest, I had no idea how to correctly harvest rosemary, so I followed my instincts and cut off one large sprig of rosemary from it's base.
This is a simple springy cocktail that, most likely, uses ingredients you already have on hand (or in your herb garden!). I used blackberries, but raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or a combination would be delicious. Perhaps what is fresh at your local market or arrives in your CSA box would do the trick. It's sweet, but the rosemary adds just a hint of herby flavor, which I happen to love in a warm weather cocktail.
Berry Rosemary Cocktail20 berries of your choice
1 large rosemary sprig, or 2 smaller ones
Juice of one lime
3 Tablespoons of Simple Syrup
1/4 Cup of Gin
Muddle the berries and rosemary in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, simple syrup, gin, and ice. Shake well till chilled and flavors are combined. Fill glasses 3/4 full and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and fancy straw.
This post is part of the From the Garden and Farm Summer Series