Monday, December 13, 2021

A Christmas Cocktail

Town & Country


Rosemary plants are for sale everywhere at the holidays (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.). I have one in my kitchen window and love using it for cooking and for the smell. And one of the best cocktails ever uses fresh rosemary. It is perfect for holiday hosting.

Rosemary Margarita


2 oz Tequila

1 oz Rosemary-infused simple syrup*

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

.5 oz store-bought pear puree

Splash club soda


Add all ingredients (except club soda) to cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Pour into Collins glass, served on the rocks. Top with splash of club soda. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig.

*Rosemary Syrup: Bring to boil over medium heat 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup water and 6 fresh rosemary sprigs. Simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and let steep for 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on how strong you would like it. Let cool. This can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

You can use a Tequila Blanco (Silver) or Reposado for this drink. To make it even fancier, rim the glass with Rosemary Sugar.

Rosemary Sugar- 1/8 cup sugar and a tablespoon of fresh rosemary added to a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder. Grind until smooth. 

Need glassware? These glasses are highly rated and recommended by bartenders - 8 Collins and 8 old fashioned rocks.

Impressions 16 Piece Glassware

And Chinoiserie Chic cocktail napkins - 

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