Sunday, April 15, 2012
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!
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.