Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rosemary and Mint Martini

Makes 2 Martinis

1/4 cup simple syrup (recipe follows)

6 oz. gin

splash of Vermouth


2 sprigs of rosemary, for garnish

Combine the syrup, gin, vermouth, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until you can’t shake anymore! Pour equally into two martini glasses. Garnish with the rosemary sprigs.

Rosemary-Mint Simple Syrup

Makes 1/4 cup

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon each mint and rosemary leaves, chopped

Combine the sugar, water and chopped herbs in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir over the heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to form a syrup like texture. Pour into a small glass dish and allow to cool.

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