Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rosemary-Lime Cocktails

If I’m making you a cocktail, I’m probably trying to impress you.  If I make you this particular cocktail, I’m really trying to impress you.  Maybe I’m even trying too hard.  This could be the cocktail equivalent of coming on too strong.

rosemary lime

There’s chilled lime wedges and fresh rosemary involved.  You’ve got to make homemade Rosemary syrup in advance.  People like Fiona might think that’s no big deal but it still takes time and patience and a little planning.  All that effort might give away how you really feel.

We are not supposed to show people how we really feel about them.  We are supposed to ‘play hard to get’.  The only reason we play these silly games is because we think the person we like doesn’t like us back, and we’re trying to trick them into eventually liking us.  I say forget that!  In love and in cocktails, allow yourself to be open and vulnerable sometimes.  It’s better for your soul.  Are you with me? 

Here’s the recipe.  (Oh and it’s unbelievably delicious)

Homemade Rosemary Syrup

What you’ll need:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

3 sprigs of fresh rosemary

Here’s how:

Combine all three ingredients in a pan over medium heat, allowing the sugar to dissolve. Remove from the heat, cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Remove the rosemary and allow to cool. Store in an airtight jar/ bottle in the fridge.

Rosemary-Lime Cocktail

This cocktail doesn’t have a fancy name, because it’s already fancy enough on the inside. 

What you’ll need:

Homemade Rosemary syrup


Lime wedges

Sparkling water

Ice cubes

Here’s how:

Fill a glass with ice.  Squeeze some lime in.  Pour in equal measures of vodka and rosemary syrup. Top with sparkling water.  Stir.  Drink.  Repeat.

(Recipes via Joy the Baker)


Kassy (The Style Guide) said...

nice post! <3 xo


Ellie said...

I've literally been obsessed with all-things home decor and entertaining recently. Definitely want to give these cocktails a try!

oh! I'm wearing glasses from Lookmatic in today's post (http://www.lookmatic.com/women/)


Krystal said...

i am pretty much down for any cocktail i think :)

Erica said...

This looks fantastic and I've got plenty of fresh rosemary. :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oooh how refreshing. cheers!