Rosemary has been used in everyday cooking for hundreds of years owing to its great aroma, flavor and medicinal properties. But in the past two decades bartenders and alcohol brewers have used rosemary to an extensive extent in making cocktails and infused spirits. Today, there are several amazing cocktails that contain this herb as well as spirits such as Gin Mare that are infused with its flavors. Below we list out a great collection of some of the best cocktails made with rosemary.
Rosemary is an evergreen plant common to the Mediterranean region where it grows as a wild shrub that the on dry slopes along the coast. It has a coniferous aroma and a unique and spicy taste. If you rub its leaves between your fingers, you will smell a light aroma that combines notes of pine needles, camphor, sea and citrus. This combines superbly with gin, vodka and whiskey as well as berries to make lip-smacking drinks.
Rosemary Gin Cocktails
1. Rosemary Gin Sour (aka Rosemary Gimlet)
Gin sour or the Gimlet is a classic gin drink. If you add rosemary, you get a wonderful twist in this cocktail. Chose a juniper heavy dry gin since juniper and rosemary pair so well. And be sure to cook your simple syrup with rosemary leaves and lemon zest to extract the maximum flavor.
2. Grapefruit and Rosemary Gin Sour
If you like your gin sour a little fruity, try adding some grapefruit to it. The bitter citrus flavors and grapefruit aroma combine unbelievably well with juniper in the gin and the additional rosemary. The trick here is to cook simple syrup with grapefruit and rosemary to get that intense aroma and flavor. Classic London dry gins suit this recipe.
3. Blueberry and Rosemary Gin Sour
We usually do not think about combining rosemary with blueberries. Here is a secret – they work together brilliantly to uplift a good flavor combination to a great one. Try a Classic London dry gins with this recipe. And if you like such berry cocktails, you will surely like the Bramble and its variations and the Raspberry thyme smash.
4. Rosemary Gin Fizz
Gin Fizz is also a well known gin cocktail. It is essentially a Gimlet with fizz in it. So if you were to top up a Rosemary Gin sour with some soda water, that adds a refreshing element to the drink and converts it into a Rosemary Gin Fizz. It is solid favorite with lovers of fizzy alcoholic drinks.
5. Rosemary and Mango Gin Fizz
Vodka Rosemary Cocktails
6. Rosemary Vodka Gimlet
The Gimlet is a great drink. Add a touch of rosemary to it and it becomes even better. But if gin is not your thing, go ahead and replace it with vodka. The result will not disappoint!
7. Rosemary Vodka Collins
Who does not like the classic Gin Fizz, Tom Collins or its cousin Vodka Collins? If you are looking for an added herbal flavor, then look no further. This rosemary infused drink should quench your thirst.
8. Rosemary Greyhound