- 2 Clementines
- 6 leaves Fresh Rosemary
- 1 Lemon
- 2 ounces Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 3 ounces Gin
- 0.5 cup (+ more for glasses) Ice Cubes
- 4 ounces Sparkling Water (I use Topo Chico)
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 0.25 cup Pure Cane Sugar
- 0.25 cup Water
- 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary
This sweet and refreshing citrus and rosemary gin spritz cocktail is what I’m in the mood for this season!
Gin is my preferred hard alcohol but with most of my cocktail recipes, vodka and tequila would work as well.
When clementines are in season, I stock up and enjoy them as a snack or in this cocktail.
The are sweet and refreshing which make them perfect for a beverage. I also love the vibrant orange color!
I highly recommend making the rosemary simple syrup but a classic simple syrup or agave are great substitutions.
This cocktail contains 1.5 ounces of gin per serving but you can adjust to your liking.
You don’t need any fancy cocktail tools to make this drink.
If you do not own a cocktail shaker, simply use a large jar with a tight lid and shake away!
Why do I shake this cocktail instead of stirring?
Stirring merely chills and only slightly dilutes the cocktail whereas shaking additionally changes its texture.
The ice, being violently shaken about inside the shaker, also aerates the drink with tiny air bubbles, which are held in suspension in the liquid, giving the cocktail a cloudy appearance.
After the drink is poured over ice it is then topped off with sparkling water.
I like using topo chico for the perfect spritz outcome!
A citrus infused sparkling water is also a great alternative.
Make this citrus and rosemary spritz cocktail, snap a pic and share it with me on Instagram.
As always, enjoy and drink responsibly.
Make The Rosemary Simple Syrup
Get A Cocktail Shaker
Add 2 peeled clementines and the rosemary leaves to your cocktail shaker then muddle so that the clementines release all of their juices and the rosemary releases it's aroma.
Next, add the juice of 1 lemon, the rosemary simple syrup, gin and ice cubes.
Add the top and shake well.
Pour the cocktail mixture over ice then fill the rest with sparkling water (I like using Topo Chico) and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.