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Rosemary Lime Cocktail

November 29, 2011


Can we just call it cocktail time?  Let’s just take a minute and take in a cocktail.

I’ve got too many Post-It notes with too many tasks on them.

I’ve got too much hairspray in my hair, and not enough butter in my fridge.

There’s clothes that need putting away, and cats that need brushing.   There’s just days and days full of full.

You know?  Of course you know.  Of course you do.

Let’s just take a quick minute and call it cocktail time.  Please and thank you.


I’d like to introduce you to chilled, lime wedges, sprigs of rosemary, and homemade rosemary syrup.

I made this cocktail along with my Perfect Cheese Plate… and I threw a party… for one.  No biggie.


We’ll add sparkling water… so we’re not doing sweet rosemary vodka shots.  That would be odd… and strangely awesome.

That’s not what we’re doing here.


This cocktail is a combination of sweet and savory.  The rosemary syrup is sweet and earthy.  Fragrant too.  Such a lovely compliment to fresh lime and cold vodka.

Remember when I made Homemade Ginger Ale with ginger syrup?  That was seriously one of my favorite recipes of the year.  Making syrups is so dreamy easy.  With this cocktail, you’ll feel fancy as you sip.  I like.  I hope you do too!

Rosemary Syrup for Rosemary Lime Cocktails

makes 1 cup of  syrup

Print this Recipe!

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Combine all three ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and allow the sugar to dissolve.  Remove from the heat, cover, and allow to rest for 30 minutes.  Remove the sprigs of rosemary and allow to cool.  Store in an airtight jar in the fridge.

To make the cocktail you’ll need:


lime wedges

ice cubes

rosemary syrup

sparkling water

Here’s what you do:

Fill a glass with ice cubes.  Squeeze some lime in!  Pour in a few tablespoons of rosemary syrup. Pour in a few more tablespoons of vodka.  Top with sparkling water.  Stir.  Drink.  Repeat.

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