I briefly mention yesterday about bringing a rosemary/vanilla concoction to the dinner party. A couple days before the party, I came across a recipe for a rosemary cocktail and thought I might as well give it a go and use the dinner guests as my guinea pigs. Why not?
Rosemary & Vanilla Vodka and Soda
- 1 large bunch of fresh rosemary
- 1 vanilla bean
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- Vanilla vodka
- Club soda
In a saucepan, throw in the rosemary, vanilla bean, sugar and water. Bring it to a simmer for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the saucepan from the stove top and let it cool for at least an hour. Strain the syrup into a bottle or jar and keep chilled until ready to use.
When making the actual cocktail, combine 2 parts of the rosemary/vanilla syrup with 1 part vodka over ice and fill the glass with club soda. Of course those ratios can be adjusted according to taste . Place a rosemary sprig into the glass as a garnish and serve.
The recipe should makes enough syrup for approximately 6 drinks.