Rosemary Gin Gimlet Cocktails

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These rosemary gin gimlet cocktails are the perfect patio sipper. Incredibly smooth and deceptively boozy, these will surely be a hit!

Rosemary Gin Gimlet Cocktails

This take on a classic gin gimlet is a smooth take on the classic cocktail. I did not used to be a gin lover. This cocktail converted me! Although this is a great winter cocktail, I also love this smooth drink while sitting on a patio with friends!

The botanical flavors of the gin perfectly complement the fresh citrus and woodsy rosemary flavors. It is smooth and elegant, and the fresh sprig of rosemary for a garnish make this cocktail feel so civilized! This is one of my favorite easy recipes for a pre-dinner cocktail that will also impress your guests.

What is a Rosemary Gin Gimlet Cocktail?

The gin gimlet is a classic gin cocktail which combines gin, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. A rosemary gimlet adds a slight twist to the classic cocktail by using rosemary syrup in place of plain simple syrup. As with many other cocktails, its origin is unclear. The most common theory is that it was created in the 1920's in Italy.

The gimlet's name is believed to be derived from the name of a tool used to drill small holes. Figuratively, this connection implied that the cocktail may have been named for its "penetrating effects" on the drinker since it is deceptively strong! The other theory was that the cocktail is named after Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette who was a doctor to British sailors and would mask the bitter taste of gin with lime when administered to his patients.

Rosemary Gin Gimlet Cocktails

What Ingredients Do I Need?

For this recipe, you will need just a few key ingredients. To make the rosemary simple syrup, you will need a cup of water, a cup of sugar, and two to three sprigs of rosemary. For the cocktail, you will need two oz gin, fresh lime juice, and the simple syrup from above. I also highly recommend keeping some fresh rosemary leaves to garnish your martini glass or coupe glass.

How Do I Make Rosemary Simple Syrup?

Homemade simple syrup is a traditional ingredient in many cocktails. However, this recipe adds a twist to the traditional syrup to add that delicious, herbaceous rosemary flavor.

Rosemary simple syrup is just as easy to make as regular simple syrup. Using a small saucepan add a cup water and cup sugar. Add at least two to three rosemary sprigs to the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and stir frequently until the sugar dissolves. Immediately remove the saucepan from heat and let cool to room temperature. Leave the rosemary sprigs in the syrup as it cools.

If you are making this ahead of time, refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to one week.

Rosemary Gin Gimlet Cocktails

How Do I Make a Rosemary Gin Gimlet?

While the full rosemary gin gimlet recipe is available below, here are some tips for the best way to make this classic gimlet with a twist!

Add ice to a cocktail shaker and combine gin, fresh squeezed lime juice, and rosemary simple syrup. Now, shake vigorously and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Finally, garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and enjoy!

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Rosemary Gin Gimlet Cocktails

These rosemary gin gimlet cocktails are the perfect patio sipper. Incredibly smooth and deceptively boozy, these will surely be a hit!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2–3 sprigs fresh rosemary

For the Cocktail:

  • small handful ice
  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 to 1 oz rosemary simple syrup (depending how sweet your prefer)

Instructions

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, add the water, sugar, and rosemary. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar is dissolved. As soon as the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature with the rosemary still in the mixture. Strain into an airtight container and refrigerated for up to one week until needed.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Partially fill your martini shaker with ice. Make sure you leave room so you can add the liquid for your cocktails!
  2. Add gin to the shaker.
  3. Add fresh lime juice to the shaker.
  4. Add rosemary simple syrup
  5. Shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  6. Pour the mixture into a chilled coupe glass or martini glass.
  7. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig and enjoy!

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