Simple, delicious, and festive, this cranberry gin cocktail is perfect for the holidays - or any time you find yourself with lots of rosemary on hand. The rosemary simple syrup gives it an unexpected twist and pairs perfectly with herbaceous gin.
Makes 1 Cranberry Gin cocktail.
Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake it up and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and/or some frozen cranberries
Rosemary Simple Syrup
¼ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 - 1 inch pieces of fresh rosemary
Heat the water to boiling. Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Wash the rosemary and break into pieces that will fit into your jar.
Add the rosemary to the hot water and sugar mixture.
Allow to cool to room temperature.
Cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled.
Notes on Cranberry Gin Cocktails
- The longer you leave the rosemary in the syrup, the stronger the flavor. If possible, make the syrup a day or two ahead of making cocktails to allow the rosemary more time to infuse the syrup.
- If you don't have rosemary on hand, you can substitute simple syrup or honey syrup.
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