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Rosemary Refresher Recipe

Think of this as the perfect upgrade to your basic vodka and soda.

by Alex Burris
Oct 10 2017, 11:00pm

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Servings: 1
Prep time: 2 minutes
Total time: 8 minutes


for the rosemary simple syrup:
2 cups|400 grams granulated sugar
½ ounces|20 grams rosemary (about 15 sprigs), stem removed

for the cocktail:
1 tablespoon|15 ml rosemary simple syrup
2 ounces|60 ml vodka
4 ounces|125 ml soda water
squeeze of lemon
grapefruit soda, to finish
lemon wheels, for garnish
rosemary sprig, for garnish


1. Make the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 2 cups|500 milliliters water in a small saucepan along with the rosemary. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Allow to steep for 15 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.

2. Make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, simple syrup, and lemon and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with the soda water and grapefruit soda. Garnish with the lemon wheels and rosemary sprig.

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