Rosemary-orange gin & tonic

My best cocktail creations tend to spring up by accident as a result of leftover ingredients from cooking recipes. Lately, I’ve been into jazzing up gin & tonics.

It’s pretty easy to ad lib as long as you keep things simple, picking a flavor or two that will complement the botanicals that gin already brings to the table.

One of my greatest inventions of the past was a cucumber-mint g&t which tasted perfectly fresh and deserves to be drunk on a summer evening.

Then last night I looked around at the ingredients I had at the ready for a few killer recipes which I will be sharing soon, and a new star was born.

So, this is just a short post to say that it’s Monday and if you find yourself in need of a cocktail tonight, A) That’s perfectly acceptable and you should lean in to it and B) How about a rosemary-orange gin & tonic?

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Rosemary-orange gin & tonic

Makes 1 cocktail

1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice*
2 ounces gin
4 ounces tonic
1 sprig rosemary

To garnish:
1 thin slice of orange

Fill a highball glass (or whatever’s clean) with ice. Add orange juice and gin. Top with tonic. Garnish with sprig of rosemary and orange slice.

*: I’m usually not a stickler about only using “fresh” ingredients but here, I insist.

 

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