Amateur Mixology #3 – Rosemary Gin Rickey

I had this freakin’ tasty drink at one of my favorite restaurants in Gainesville last week and decided I’d try to recreate it.

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This drink is really, really simple and is more refreshing than anything else.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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2 springs of Rosemary
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
1-2 oz of Simple Syrup
2 oz Gin
Club soda

All ya have to do is combine all the ingredients! I personally decided to create my own rosemary simple syrup to add more rosemary flavor. It’s really simple if you’re willing to take an extra bit of time.

Rosemary Simple Syrup:
Equal parts water and sugar and a few sprigs of Rosemary. Boil all of these in a pot and then turn off the burner and allow everything to cool down for about 30 minutes. If you have extra, you can keep the syrup for a few weeks without it going bad. Personally, I like to just make enough for whatever drink I’m making so that I don’t have a fridge full of simple syrup.

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Let me know if you make this drink! I think I’m going to remake it soon with lime instead of lemon (because I think that’s how they did it at the restaurant). I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

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