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!
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 Ginger Gin Cocktail
- sprig of fresh rosemary
- 3-4 slices of fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 cup ginger beer
- lemon slices for garnish.
- In an old-fashioned glass muddle together the rosemary and ginger in the lemon juice.
- Strain, if you like (We don't bother. We adore the fresh bits in our cocktails!).
- Add ice to the top of the glass.
- Add the gin and then the ginger beer.
- Garnish with lemon slices.