Rosemary Lemon Fizz

"A refreshing summertime cocktail. Time does not include cooling time for syrup. I changed the amount of rosemary originally posted from 1/2 cup to 4 sprigs, which when chopped coarsely, equals about 1/2 cup, but I think others were chopping it too fine to fill the 1/2 cup, and that is why it was too strong. :)"
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  • To make syrup:

  • Place all syrup ingredients into a saucepan and boil 30 minutes.
  • Strain and allow to cool completely before use.
  • Store in covered container in refrigerator.
  • To make cocktail:

  • Place 1 ounce syrup with vodka (or gin) and lemon slices over ice in shaker. Shake well.
  • Strain into a rocks glass and add a splash of soda.
  • Garnish with rosemary sprig.

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  1. I followed the recipe to the letter. The rosemary was entirely too overwhelming. i imagine one Tbsp of fresh rosemary as opposed to 1/2 cup was probably the way to go, but I don't think i’ll be making this again. On a positive note, making the simple syrup made my house smell fantastic!
  2. I love this drink, so refreshing!!! Followed instructions as listed. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)
  3. Great drink...Mikekey...I love rosemary...I did use the 4 sprigs and coarsley cut them up. It made for a scary green colored sugar water. I learned a long time ago, don't judge a book by its cover...hence color...I used grey goose vodka in this cocktail, twas so smooth. This cocktail was incredible, after I added the small splash of soda water; what a difference it made, it mellowed the rosemary and left a slightly spicey flavor, not over powering at all. I enjoyed it very much and will make again. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Great drink. cut the rosemary a bit but other than that made as stated. thanks
  5. this is good but I only used 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary instead of 1/2 cup I thought that amount would be too much, thanks for sharing Mikekey!...Kitten:)


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