Cocktail: Blood Orange + Rosemary Fizz

I have an inclination towards anything fizzy, especially in the summer. So what better way to kick of my FAVORITE season (the blog name didn’t give it away?) than with a from-scratch cocktail that incorporates all of my favorite things. Now I’ll admit, I really don’t like rosemary in food so I was hesitant to make a cocktail with it as the star – but let me tell you IT WORKS. Maybe I’m better off drinking my rosemary than eating it. Anywho, read on for this simple-yet-complex-tasting cocktail recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup rosemary simple syrup (instructions below!)
  • 3 oz gin
  • Juice from 3 blood oranges
  • 1 can tangerine LaCroix

The How -To:

step one: To make the the rosemary simple syrup add 5-6 springs of rosemary, 4 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar into a pot and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a simmer and allow it to cook gently for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to fuse together. Let cool, and bottle it up!

step two: Add the simple syrup, gin and blood orange juice to a cocktail shaker, and shake it like a polaroid picture.

step three: Divide the mixture into two glasses (strain if you don’t like pulp!) and top off with tangerine LaCroix. Garnish with blood orange slices and a rosemary sprig.

Like I said, it’s pretty easy to make, but it damn sure doesn’t taste like it. There’s a lot of depth of flavors thanks to the rosemary, and the citrus and fiziness make it the perfect summer drink.

The last time I posted a cocktail recipe, someone sent me a picture on Instagram of them drinking it on their rooftop. Now I know what it feels like  to be a proud mom. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and send me pictures. Happy summering!

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