Light, frosty, sweet, and sour. This drink is a year round favorite, but it's especially refreshing on those hotter days.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Makes 1 cocktail
1 oz rosemary simple syrup (10 sprigs rosemary, 1 cup granulated sugar will make enough syrup for many cocktails)
1+1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Rosemary for garnish
1.) To make the rosemary syrup, begin by simmering 1 cup of granulated sugar and 2 cups of water in a saucepan until the sugar is fully dissolved. Next, take the syrup off the heat and soak about 10 sprigs of fresh rosemary in the warm syrup. The longer you let the syrup sit, the stronger it will be, but I recommend at least 10 minutes. Remove the rosemary before use.
2.) In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and rosemary syrup with ice. Shake for 10-15 seconds and strain into a small juice glass or tumbler. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.