Gin and Grape Rosemary Rosé
Author note: Rosé is typically considered a summertime wine. Do not let this deter you from making this drink. The flavor of the grapes and the rosemary pair beautifully with the wine, making it a delicious wintertime cocktail. To make it “bubbly” use sparkling rosé.
7 grapes, chilled
1 tablespoon rosemary simple syrup (see below for recipe)
3 ice cubes
2 teaspoons gin
3 ounces rosé, chilled
2 splashes of lemon juice
rosemary sprig, for serving
grape, for serving
- Place grapes into a cocktail shaker or cup, and pour the syrup over the fruit. Muddle the grapes.
- Add the ice cubes and pour the gin over the ice. Cover and shake until the gin is chilled and the drink is well mixed.
- Strain and pour the mixture into a serving glass, top with rosé and lemon juice. Serve with a rosemary sprig and grape.
for the rosemary simple syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 sprigs rosemary
- In a small sauce pan add the sugar, water and rosemary sprigs. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar.
- Let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the rosemary sprigs and strain the water through a sieve into a container. Store in the fridge.