Bring the citrus and herbs to your gin cocktail with this Rosemary Orange Gin Cocktail.
If you are lucky enough to have your own little garden, you know how easy it is to grow some rosemary. Or just go to the store.
I’ll preface this by saying that this recipe can be really HERB-Y and a bit overpowering with rosemary, but you can turn down the volume by not muddling the rosemary and just dropping it in your drink instead.
The Rosemary Orange Gin Cocktail
- 2 Oz. Gin Go neutral here.
- 3-4 Slices Fresh orange Save a slice for the garnish
- 2 Sprigs Rosemary Put some aside as a garnish
- 1 Oz. Simple syrup
- Top it off Seltzer For the bubbles
- Grab your collins glass and chill it.
- In a mixer, add some chopped up orange slices and one sprig of rosemary.
- Smash it up.
- Add your gin and simple to the muddled mess or oranges and rosemary, give a quick shake.
- Strain into your collins glass, already filled with ice.
- Top with seltzer and garnish.
How to turn the flavors up or down in your Rosemary Orange drink.
Skip smashing the rosemary. Instead, drop a swig into your drink for a little less. If you want even less, just dunk your garnish in your drink, give a quick swirl, and toss the sprig aside.
Add some fresh-squeezed orange juice to bring up the citrus flavors.
Try thyme instead of rosemary for more subtle herbal flavors.
Or, turn up the herbs with a spice forward gin instead of a neutral one.
For orange lovers out there, feel free to also try the Orange Mint Spritzer.
How to garnish this cocktail
The simple way is to just set aside some of your orange and rosemary. But why would you want to do that?
Make your ice cubes do some of the work here. True citrus lovers will make their ice out of orange juice.
You could also make your ice out of rosemary. Options here include muddling some of your favorite herbs with water to freeze, or just drop smaller smidges of rosemary into the water for freezing.
It really depends on what flavors you want to bring out.