Rosemary Cocktail

Nov 7, 2017 | Food

Rosemary Comes Indoors
If you’ve grown rosemary in a pot outdoors in the summer, you’ll want to bring it indoors for the winter. Once inside, don’t let it get super dry. Herb people say that “A dry rosemary is a dead rosemary,” and indoors that’s true. Clip springs off this plant through the winter for roasting meats or vegetables. Rosemary is especially delicious with salt, pepper and olive oil on oven-roasted potatoes. But it’s also a great cocktail ingredient.

Here is a drink made with three boldly flavored ingredients.

For Two Cocktails
4 oz herbal gin
2 oz ginger liquor
2 oz lime or calamondin citrus juice
3 short springs fresh rosemary

Be sure your rosemary is in a sunny window for the winter. This is a Salem Rosemary.

To Make:
Muddle one rosemary sprig in a mason jar or cocktail shaker using a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler. Add gin, ginger liquor, calamondin or lime juice and some ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass, straining out muddled rosemary and remains of the ice. Garnish with the a sprig of rosemary and serve.





  1. Julia Oliver

    Your rosemary plant is drop-dead-gorgeous! I can never keep mine alive inside…try as I will.

    • CL Fornari

      One secret is to be sure and get a “Salem” variety of rosemary. They are less daylight sensitive than many others so do better indoors. Next, water frequently – even twice a week. A dry rosemary indoors is a dead one…


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