A springy cocktail recipe courtesy of Blue Island Oyster Bar in Cherry Creek.
Rosemary is an excellent plant to keep around the house. Unlike most herbs, if rosemary is placed in a well-drained, sunny spot, it can grow for years to come. It also comes in handy when mixing up a cocktail. Here’s a rosemary gin drink from Blue Island Oyster Bar (where our favorite happy hour patio is located) for those days you can’t make it into their nautical restaurant.
+ 1 oz Gin
+ ½ oz Lime Juice
+ ½ oz Grapefruit Juice
+ ½ oz Simple Syrup
+ ½ oz Cynar Liquor
+ 1 spray Saline
+ Rosemary Sprig Garnish (heated with lighter)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and give it a twirl.
Shaken not stirred.
Pour in a highball glass and garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig. Take a match and light the tip of the spring for a smoke effect.