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.
1 1/4OunceLime JuiceFresh Squeezed limes are best!
1/4Ounce Rosemary Simple SyrupMay 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.
1TeaspoonPomegranate ArilsMay also use sliced strawberries, a whole blackberry or raspberry, or any combination of the above.
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.