My Favorite Cocktail from TOTC09 – The Rosemary Gin Sour

Ingredients for the Rosemary Gin SourIt’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite cocktail from my week at Tales of the Cocktail. The choices were so varied and plentiful that narrowing down  the list was a difficult task in and of itself. However, if I’m really honest with myself, one cocktail in particular rises to the top. It was prepared for my by Erin Williams, the Cointreau Brand Ambassador (formally of Pegu Club). In actuality, I’m not certain of the name of the cocktail, as it was custom made based on a survey I completed about my cocktail preferences (Tales was just so awesome!) I think the Rosemary Gin Sour adequately explains it though.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

2oz gin (Erin used Hendricks)
3/4oz fresh lemon juice
1/2oz simple syrup
1/2oz Cointreau
2 slices of cucumber
1 sprig of rosemary (plus another for garnish)

Rosemary Gin SourIn the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the rosemary and cucumber with the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add the gin, Cointreau, and plenty of ice, and shake well. Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary.

Many thanks to Erin Williams from Cointreau for mixing up my favorite drink at Tales of the Cocktail! Cheers!

Tags: cocktail, cointreau, cucumber, gin, lemon, rosemary, simple syrup, summer

2 Responses to “My Favorite Cocktail from TOTC09 – The Rosemary Gin Sour”

  1. Cocktail Making Parties Says:

    Great cocktail which tastes very nice. Its good to see information on cocktail making that is very easy to follow. I have been organising cocktail making parties for years now in venues throughout the UK trying to educate people that alcohol isn’t just cheap beer and spirits.
    If people know how to make quality drinks then they won’t drink them as fast.

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