Rosemary Gin and Tonic

This rosemary gin and tonic is a refreshing highball cocktail that's crisp and well balanced. This homemade rosemary syrup enhances the aroma while still letting you taste your favorite spirit - we've got it all figured out here in this recipe!
 
There's nothing like enjoying some holiday cheer with friends and family, am I right? I always make sure that each year, my guests are fully relaxed by the end of our get together. To get them in an inspired mood for socializing after dinner, all they have to do is sip on this simple rosemary gin & tonic recipe made from scratch using fresh ingredients --no mixers needed here!

And if you enjoy this rosemary gin and tonic, you may also love our pine gin and tonic!

close up shot of a gin and tonic in high ball glass on top of a wooden cutting board, garnished with orange slice and rosemary
 
This drink tastes just like good old fashioned G&T’s but botanically amped up, thanks to fragrant flavors plus subtle hints of sweetness coming through the syrup. It's just so good. And the best thing about gin and tonics? You can change up their taste just by picking a different gin. Here are my favorites for a rosemary gin and tonic, as their underlying flavor notes pair perfectly with rosemary.
 
two wooden cutting boards on a bright white surface, topped with high ball glasses filled with rosemary gin and tonic cocktail, garnished with an orange wedge and rosemary sprig

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What gin should you add to a rosemary gin and tonic?

The tasting notes in these quality gin spirits pair beautifully with rosemary.

  • Uncle Val's Botanical Gin-  Cucumber, Sage, Lemon
  • Hendrix -Cucumber, Rose, Citrus
  • Tanguray  -  Juniper, Coriander, Anise
  • Bombay Juniper, Coriander, Lemon

Ingredients you need:

  • Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Juice of citrus fruit of choice. See notes on citrus below.
  • Rosemary syrup
  • Garnish of choice

Tools you'll want:

  • Cocktail shaker - for shaking your simple syrup into your lime juice and gin
  • Cocktail jigger - for measuring in oz

Both of these are optional, you can absolutely just pour your ingredients into a glass and stir if you don't have these on hand.

overhead shot of small sauce pan filled with rosemary and sugar for making rosemary simple syrup

How do you make rosemary syrup for rosemary gin and tonic?

To make rosemary simple syrup: In a small saucepan over medium/high heat, heat the water, sugar, and rosemary until it comes to a simmer. Stir to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering gently for 5 minutes, reduce heat and let simmer on low for an additional 5 minutes. Then, remove from heat and let the liquid cool. Lastly, strain into a jar (with an airtight lid)

How do you make an infused gin and tonic?

Add your gin and rosemary syrup, a citrus juice with ice into your cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain over your glass of choice with ice. Top with tonic water. Add your garnish, and enjoy.

How do you serve rosemary gin and tonic?

Gin and tonics are often served in a high glass glass or rocks glass. They are traditionally served over a large amount of ice and garnished with a slice of lime.

However, since this a twist on a classic. I often serve a rosemary gin and tonic with a different beautiful garnish.

Garnish a rosemary gin and tonic with:

Which citrus goes best with a rosemary gin and tonic?

Gin and tonic is traditionally garnished with a slice of lime, which is often squeezed into the drink before being placed into the cocktail. You can swap the lime for another citrus fruit of choice. I strongly recommend using grapefruit or orange. Both pair beautifully with rosemary syrup. If you love the combination as much as I do, try my grapefruit rosemary paloma cocktail

 

 
rosemary gin and tonic
Yield: 1 cocktail

Rosemary gin and tonic

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This rosemary gin and tonic is a refreshing highball cocktail that's crisp and well balanced. The rosemary syrup enhances the aroma while still letting you taste your favorite spirit - we've got it all figured out here in this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed citrus juice (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange)
  • 4 ounces tonic water

Instructions

    Add your gin and rosemary syrup, a citrus juice with ice into your cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain over your glass of choice with ice. Top with tonic water. Add your garnish, and enjoy.

Notes

Serve immediately over ice

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 51mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 12gSugar 16gProtein 1g

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