Rosemary Gin Gimlet in a clear coupe glass on a gray linen background with a half a pomegranate to one side and a sprig of rosemary in the drink for ganrish.
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Rosemary Gin Gimlet

This rosemary gin gimlet is a light, lovely cocktail.  Full of herbaceous sweetness, it is also easy to make for one or for a crowd, and looks effortlessly elegant with any number of garnishes. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Drink
Calories: 1002kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 3 Ounces Gin
  • 1 1/4 Ounce Lime Juice Fresh Squeezed limes are best!
  • 1/4 Ounce Rosemary Simple Syrup May use more or less to taste. I recommend starting here, with a small amount, and then going up a quarter of an ounce at a time until you hit the sweetness you desire.
  • 1 Teaspoon Pomegranate Arils May also use sliced strawberries, a whole blackberry or raspberry, or any combination of the above.

Instructions

  • Make rosemary simple syrup by dissolving 1 cup of sugar into 1 cup of water.  Bring to a boil.  When liquid hits a boil, add two rosemary sprigs.  Allow to boil for one minute, stirring slowly, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • When rosemary simple syrup is cool, strain into a glass container.  Rosemary simple syrup will keep for approximately one month int eh refrigerator.
  • In a large shaker with ice, combine gin, lime juice, and rosemary simple syrup in that order.
  • Stir for 40-50 revolutions.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and 4-6 pomegranate arils, and serve immediately.