I hope you are all feeling warm, merry and bright. I feel a bit sacrilegious sharing a cocktail recipe the day before Christmas (must be my Protestant upbringing) but I owe you a holiday cocktail. If family time is getting the best of you, run to the store for some gin, club soda, lemon and fresh rosemary and relax with one of these delightful and refreshing drinks. I made this drink for the first time yesterday and it truly became an instant favorite.
I was going to talk about my feelings about Christmas and the holiday season today—about growing up a Christmas baby and feeling overwhelmed with love and loss this time of year. But I won’t. I don’t want to interrupt your family time and I need to hurry home to my own family. This year, I’m so grateful that we are healthy and well and I’m looking forward to spending time with loved ones over the next couple of days. Cheers to that!
- 3 one-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 small lemon, juiced
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1½ ounces gin
- 3 ounces club soda
- In a small drinking glass, muddle the fresh rosemary, lemon juice and honey.
- Fill the glass with ice, then pour in the gin and top with club soda.
- Give it a little swirl with a spoon. That’s it!