Rosemary-Lemon Martini –
It’s one of those things that sounds so simple, but it’s actually quite hard to make. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, and had to start from scratch, but I figured it out and here I am sharing my recipe. I like the rosemary butterscotch martini so much, I’ve made it on a couple of occasions and it’s always a hit. The first time we made it we had a really small party so we only had three martinis and we kept drinking and drinking and drinking and it was a mess. This time we made it for a really large party and we were feeling good and we kept drinking and drinking and drinking and we just kept on going and going and going and we didn
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’ve decided to make this month my unofficial Martini Month. One of my all-time favorite cocktails is the rosemary-lemon martini; my husband’s favorite cocktail is something called a “Tequila Sunset”.
The Rosemary-Lemon Martini is often touted as the best gin martini. The martini has a elegant, classic flavor that can be enhanced by the addition of rosemary. The martini’s classic flavor is further enhanced by adding lemon slices to the drink.
Now is the time to apologize to your liver because these beverages are delicious. You’ll be bouncing back and forth between the kitchen and the dining room to make “just one more”! Our lemon tree is full, and our rosemary bush-tree is ready, willing, and able to donate a few sprigs for a good cause, as I stated in my article on Rosemary-Lemon Bars.
On Livin’ the Pie Life, I discovered the start of a nice cocktail recipe, and then I went all Martha Stewart and infused the simple syrup with rosemary. It was a fantastic and delectable choice on my side, and you all got to reap the benefits.
Start by preparing the simple syrup after you’ve decided you want to try this cocktail (and you should!). It’s simple to perform and only takes a few minutes to prepare.
A simple syrup is made up of equal parts water and sugar. Heat the liquid and whisk constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Isn’t that simple? However, you must “brew” the rosemary in the water before adding the sugar to obtain a really rich, wonderful rosemary taste. So….
– Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then remove from heat (like you would for tea).
– Fill a dish halfway with water and a few rosemary sprigs (it’s a good idea to bruise the rosemary beforehand). Allow 10 minutes for the rosemary to steep.
– Return the water to the saucepan, add 1 cup sugar, and simmer, stirring continuously, until the sugar is dissolved over medium heat. There. Done. Easy.
This simple syrup may be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Martini with Rosemary and Lemon
- 2 oz. of vodka
- 1 oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 oz. simple rosemary syrup
|Simple Rosemary Syrup|
Bring 1 cup of water to a low boil. Pour into a dish with a few rosemary sprigs (bruise first). Allow 10 minutes for steeping. Return the water to the saucepan and stir in 1 cup sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Allow time for cooling. This may be kept in the fridge for up to a week.
|Make a drink|
|Fill the cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Shake well to completely chill, then shake again! Pour into a martini glass. Serve with lemon peel and/or rosemary sprigs as garnish. Slurp, slurp, slurp!|
This is a simple martini recipe I found on Pinterest. The idea is that you mix the ingredients in the shaker with ice (and lots of ice), shake it up, and strain it into a martini glass. It’s a fun way to make a martini if you’re in a pinch, but not quite as elegant as stirring together in a cocktail shaker.. Read more about rosemary cocktail and let us know what you think.