it is still summer, so i am going to continue to enjoy summer cocktails… sparkling lemonade & rosemary cocktail

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i love gin, especially in the summer. it goes great with fresh fruit juices to make a light amazing cocktail. i bought this bottle of green hat spring/ summer gin that is made in dc for my brother’s visit. due to weather, his flight got delayed a million times and then he decided to run far away for the airport that he had been at for 8 hours waiting to get home. so, i broke it out today, sorry brother! i had made the rosemary simple syrup last week for another cocktail that was a fail, so i decided to use it in this! it turned out amazing. so here it is!

makes 2 cocktails

4 ounces green hat gin, if you can’t find it… broker’s or bulldog are good substitutes for it
1 ounce rosemary simple syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 1/4 cups sparkling lemonade, any brand!

. fill shaker with ice add first 3 ingredients, shake well
. fill 2 glasses with ice & split gin mixture between glasses
. top with lemonade, mix and garnish with lemon slice & rosemary sprig

rosemary simple syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 sprigs fresh rosemary

. bring all ingredients to boil & mix
. drop to low heat & cook for 10 minutes
. remove from heat & let sit for 30 minutes
.  strain and store anything you don’t use in fridge

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