• Prep Time
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    15 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
    OK

    Rosemary Refresher

    This sophisticated margarita variation is a wonderful thirst-quenching aperitif. The recipe makes a bit more rosemary-infused simple syrup than needed for the cocktails. Offer the leftover portion in a small pitcher for anyone who isn’t drinking alcohol so they can enjoy it mixed with club soda or ginger ale. 

     

    Cocktails for a Crowd is by Kara Newman, the spirits editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and a contributor for New York TimesSaveurGourmet, and Imbibe magazine. 


    Ingredients
    2
    cups
    reposado tequila
    11/2
    cups
    fresh grapefruit juice
    3/4
    cup
    Rosemary Simple Syrup, recipe below
    1/2
    cup
    fresh lime juice
    4
    cups
    ice cubes
    8
    sprigs
    fresh rosemary, for garnish
    Rosemary Simple Syrup
    1
    cup
    sugar
    5
    sprigs
    fresh rosemary
    Directions
    In pitcher that holds at least 10 cups, combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, and lime juice and stir until thoroughly blended. Add the ice and stir well to chill.
    To serve, pour into old-fashioned glasses and garnish each drink with a rosemary sprig.
    Rosemary Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 1 cup water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. When the syrup starts to boil, lower the heat to main­tain a simmer. Gently roll the rosemary between your hands to release the aromatic oils, then add it to the syrup. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then remove the rosemary sprigs and strain the syrup if need be. Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, the syrup will keep for about 2 weeks.
    Reprinted With Permission From Cocktails for a Crowd: More Than 40 Recipes for Making Popular Drinks in Party-Pleasing Batches by Kara Newman. Copyright 2013 by Chronicle Books.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
    OK

    Write a Review