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Rosemary Gin Fizz

May 2, 2012

We celebrated Laura’s birthday yesterday and we started with a festive cocktail that she suggested. She had seen the recipe for a Rosemary Gin Fizz on a blog called Cookie + Kate and I had to admit it looked pretty good.

We’re lucky to have a giant rosemary bush in our yard, so we have rosemary available in abundance year-round. It’s blooming right now, so a blooming sprig made a pretty garnish.

The Cookie + Kate recipe called for using the juice of one small lemon. I had large lemons, so I used the juice of half of a lemon and that proved to be just right.

This Rosemary Gin Fizz is simple to make and a very refreshing cocktail for spring and summer entertaining!

(Photo courtesy of Laura)


Rosemary Gin Fizz

(Adapted, barely, from the recipe on the Cookie + Kate blog)


(print the recipe)


Serves 1


1 two-inch sprig of fresh rosemary

Juice of ½ large lemon

½ teaspoon honey

1½ ounces gin

3 ounces club soda


Optional garnishes:

1 additional sprig of rosemary

Thin slice lemon (from the other half) for garnish


1. Put one sprig of rosemary, the lemon juice, and honey in a double old-fashioned glass and muddle it. (Muddle = smash it around a bit. I used a wooden spoon.)

2. Pour in the gin and club soda, and add ice cubes.

3. If desired, garnish with another sprig of rosemary and a thin lemon slice.



(Photo by Laura 🙂 )


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    May 2, 2012 5:30 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the cocktails! Happy belated birthday to Laura!

    • May 2, 2012 5:46 pm

      Thanks so much, Kate! Your Rosemary Gin Fizz is fantastic, and your blog is a feast for the eyes! It’s new to me, but I am glad to have discovered it. 🙂

  2. May 3, 2012 5:11 am

    What a seasonally superb drink! Light and crispy fresh – just like spring. An herb like rosemary compliments the fragrance and flavors of gin perfectly.

  3. May 3, 2012 6:21 am

    Very refreshing spring cocktail!

  4. May 3, 2012 6:16 pm

    I love to use rosemary in cocktails!

  5. May 7, 2012 4:03 am

    What a great cocktail! Love the blooming rosemary as garnish!

  6. May 19, 2012 8:44 am

    I dig Rosemary in a cocktail. Also…big gin fan over here. Now I want a rosemary bush so I can garnish with blooming sprigs…so pretty!

  7. June 26, 2012 12:50 pm

    delish! rosemary with gin and fresh grapefruit juice is another nice variation. I like a little extra rosemary in my drinks.

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