How is New Year’s Eve already upon us? I’m not sure if it’s due to the last few weeks being crazy or just how the holidays seem to work, but time is flying by and the days of the week have been lost on me. When Ryan mentioned making a special New Year’s cocktail, I was almost panicked having thought there was a few more days left in the year. That’s about the time that we decided taste testing was in order….stat!
Picking and choosing from various recipes, Ryan came up with the perfect drink for us to ring in another New Year. The rosemary lemon gin cocktail is filled with subtle hints of every flavor. It has a wonderful tartness from the lemons and pomegranates paired with the wonderful seasonal flavors of juniper from the gin and the rosemary. This light and fresh drink will be sure to keep you in the New Year kind of spirit.
There’s something magical about New Year’s Eve- saying goodbye to another year now behind us and dreaming for the one ahead. If only for one night, the possibilities seem endless. If you aren’t feeling the excitement of the year ahead just yet, maybe our holiday inspired cocktail will help you feel festive tonight.
Rosemary Lemon Gin Fizz
what you need:
Yields one drink
4 tbsp gin
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
2 tbsp pomegranate juice
Soda water to taste
Rosemary + lemon wedge for garnish
Cocktail shaker (optional)
Rosemary Simple Syrup
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in the boiling water. Once completely dissolved remove syrup from heat. Add rosemary sprigs to infuse for 20 minutes as the syrup cools. Strain and save the simple syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Shake gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain and pour over ice in a small glass.
- Top with club soda and stir gently
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and lemon wedge.
Ryan is the bartender/chef of this house. He enjoys creating and serving more than drinking himself. This quality in him has really worked in my favor over the years (swoon). Now I just need to see if I can still get him to whip me up a New Year’s cocktail even though I now know exactly how to do it myself…