Cold glass of gin tonic with ice and lime, berry, and green garnishes
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Add Rosemary To Gin Cocktails For A Boost Of Herbaceous Flavor
Gin is steeped with a variety of botanicals that are responsible for each brand's unique flavor, and may include juniper berries, coriander, fennel, pine, and citrus. If you can't get enough of that fresh, herbal flavor, rosemary is a fitting complement for your next gin cocktail, and all you have to do is add the herb as a garnish.
A sprig of fresh rosemary in your drink is dead easy, but if you prefer a sweeter cocktail or stronger rosemary note, you can turn the herb into a simple syrup by tossing in a few sprigs while boiling the syrup, then straining it. Like mint leaves, you can also muddle fresh rosemary for an intense burst of flavor without sweetness.
You can give a gin and tonic a sweet, herbaceous facelift with rosemary syrup, dress up a classic Tom Collins, combine rosemary and lime juice with gin for a gimlet, or use it to complement a Hanky Panky, a combination of gin, Fernet-Branca, and sweet vermouth. The possibilities for gin drinks to dress up are endless.