Ginger and Rosemary Cocktail

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Rosemary Lemon Ginger Gin Cocktail. A clean cocktail great for your summer evening. It’s time for another cocktail recipe! Can I just tell you, my friends, how much I enjoy cocktail recipe creation day. My fave day of the month! I adore drinking cocktails, this is true, but I also adore photographing cocktails. The ingredients, equipment, glasses, and little napkins are always so pretty. I could photograph cocktails all day long.

Especially if you sneak me one here or there :).

Cocktail creation day is one of those days when my job is absolutely the dreamiest of jobs in existence! I wish you all could join me. Wouldn’t that be just epic!

I make it sound like I’m a lush, or something. Truly, I’m not! Well, one day a month I start drinking cocktails at 9am and have three by 5 pm. That DOES make me sound a bit like a lush, doesn’t it. But I swear it’s for work. And for YOU! Someone needs to test them, after all. Only the best for NellieBellie readers, only the best.

The rest of the time I enjoy a cocktail on a beautiful summer evening out on my porch chatting with a neighbor. Or watching an action flick with Nate. Cocktails are one of those little things in life I find precious, beautiful, and inspiring. Little pieces of art in a beautiful glass.

Almost any fresh herb tastes delicious when muddled with gin and lemon. Add club soda or ginger ale, your favorite liquor and ice to muddled herbs for an easy summer cocktail!Β Β Rosemary Lemon Ginger Gin Cocktail is a great clean cocktail for your summer parties!
I am learning more and more about the limitations of the foods my body will tolerate nicely. Alcohol has become much more limited and the cocktails I DO drink are becoming simpler and simpler. I have found Gin to be an alcohol I tolerate well. Mix ginger and lemon with that and it’s almost good for me! (said with a giggle).

So, if you are struggling with health issues and find most cocktails to have far too much sugar and “stuff” that you can’t have… give this ginger gin cocktail a try!


Ginger and lemon always go well together. Like Batman and Robin. Or chocolate and … chocolate.

But, we add rosemary for a lovely savory note to cut the acid a bit and bring a bit more depth to an otherwise very dry drink. Add a wee bit of honey or organic sugar to cut the dryness even more, if that is your preference.

Either way … cheers to a happy tummy, cheers to a happy home, and cheers to a beautiful summer evening in your life!

Rosemary Lemon Ginger Gin cocktail is a wonderful summer clean cocktail that is easy to make with ingredients from your pantry. A great cocktail to try with those with low tolerance for most cocktail drinks


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Rosemary Ginger Gin Cocktail

A simple, clean cocktail featuring fresh rosemary, ginger, and lemon.
Servings 1


  • sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 3-4 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer
  • ice
  • lemon slices for garnish.


  1. In an old-fashioned glass muddle together the rosemary and ginger in the lemon juice.
  2. Strain, if you like (We don't bother. We adore the fresh bits in our cocktails!).
  3. Add ice to the top of the glass.
  4. Add the gin and then the ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with lemon slices.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. September 24, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I know this is an old post, but instead of just adding the sugar to cut the dry, you could always make a rosemary simple syrup for this drink. I absolutely adore making herbed simple syrups; some of my favorites are lemongrass and basil/lime. I have never made rosemary simple syrup, but I will now! Can’t wait to try this cocktail, I LOVE gin!

    • Nellie
      September 25, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      I agree! This is one of our earlier cocktails and since then, we have made all sorts of simple syrup. It’s an absolute favorite! And rosemary is the perfect ingredient for fall and winter. Yum!

  2. May 19, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it! I would love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

  3. May 19, 2015 / 4:22 am

    I was looking for the cocktail recipe, but I keep getting a 404 “Page Not Found” error, when trying to find it? I’m SO disappointed. I recently discovered how much I love a good Mint Bailey (which I’m finding it impossible to replicate, but which contains lemon, gin and mint), and this recipe sounds like a perfect parallel with lemon, gin, ginger and rosemary. Yum! Hope to get to see it soon!

  4. May 16, 2015 / 7:17 am

    Well, I was going to ask who did the quality checks on the drinks but you answered my question. But I did notice that the photo at the end was a little blurry and skewed. NO WAIT!! That’s me looking at the photo through my wine glass. Oops must have sipped a little too much! Great recipe – from one lush to another I’ll have to try it although I rarely drink the hard stuff. It really looks refreshing.

    • May 16, 2015 / 11:26 am

      hahaha; Marisa, you always crack us up!!! Seriously, your comments are absolutely our faves :) And it really is refreshing. I make this drink MUCH STRONGER than Janel does, she likes to just barely taste the gin in it. And it’s one of those drinks that is really good either way.

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