Rosemary Refresher Cocktail Recipe

Apr 7, 2011 5:31 pm

A perfect cocktail for an aperitif

Aromatic rosemary blends beautifully with fresh juices and reposado tequila for a thirst-quenching cocktail. Making infused simple syrup is a relatively easy trick, and one well worth mastering.

Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sassyradish/">sassyradish</a> on Flickr
Photo: sassyradish on Flickr
 
Servings: 1 drink

Ingredients

2 ounces Patron reposado tequila
1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce rosemary- infused simple syrup
1 rosemary sprig, for garnish
Rosemary- Infused Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 sprigs rosemary
Directions: 
  1. In a cocktail shaker, shake together tequila, juices, and simple syrup with ice.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass, over fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

For Rosemary- Infused Simple Syrup

  1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil, continuously stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat to a simmer.
  2. Gently roll the rosemary sprigs between your hands to release the aroma from the leaves, and then add them to the simmering liquid.
  3. Allow to simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Remove the rosemary sprigs. Pour the syrup into a container and keep in the refrigerator.

*this simple syrup is enough for several cocktails.

Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
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