Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rose Marie

This weekend was Rachel's senior art show at the Corcoran School of Art + Design. We decided to throw her a cocktail party at our cavernous room at the funky Hotel Palomar in DuPont Circle. This was the signature cocktail of the evening.
These are deceivingly strong cocktails and are very easy to drink. Sweet and salty with a pleasing scent of rosemary, we polished off several of them in minutes. But be careful, because it wasn't long before hotel security arrived asking us to keep down the noise!

Rose Marie

1 shot gin
1 shot fresh red grapefruit juice
1 shot rosemary simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into glasses with a salted rim and filled with crushed ice.

Rosemary simple syrup
4 cups granulated sugar
4 cups water
20 - 30 sprigs fresh rosemary

Combine sugar and water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add rosemary and cover and reduce heat to medium. Poach rosemary in simmering syrup for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature before pouring syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Discard rosemary. Transfer syrup to a decorative bottle contains one sprig of fresh rosemary. Syrup will keep one month in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. I think this drink should be called "I'm not, I'm being nice."