Gin and Citrus make a great couple
This refreshing citrus cocktail is a delicious spin to your everyday Gin & Tonic.
If you haven’t discovered by now, I am slowly becoming a fan of Gin. The last few gin cocktails we’ve covered took me by surprise. They can be quite delicious, and this Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic recipe is a contender.
Gin and Tonics are some of the easiest cocktails you can make. But they can also get a little bland after a while – unless you are willing to experiment.
I first came across the Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic from a recipe on Parsnip and Pastries. Their recipe uses Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade, which is loaded with extra sugar that can cause a nasty hangover. For our take on this cocktail, we used a slightly different blend of fresh citrus juices to cut out the added sugar, and paired it with a London Dry Gin and fresh rosemary.
I like my gin and tonics made with London Dry Gin. It’s one of the most popular types of gin around, and it’s not very sweet. That allows the sugar from the citrus juices of our Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic to be the star player of this cocktail. Beefeater is a great option if you are new to London Dry gins. I also find it blends well with tonic water, such as Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water.
Rosemary and citrus are a refreshing combination of flavors. They give this cocktail a bright taste, which is perfect for this time of year.
Our Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic uses a blend of lemon, white grapefruit, orange, and clementine juices that we muddle with rosemary. We get a box of fresh oranges and grapefruits sent to my house every year by a family friend that lives in Florida. We’d never be able to eat all of them if we tried, so we save a couple large ones just for juicing which works perfectly with this cocktail.
So when I say fresh squeezed ingredients, I really mean it.
This is how you make a Rosemary Citrus Gin & Tonic!
Rosemary Citrus Gin & Tonic
Yields: 1 Serving
- 2 Ounces London Dry Gin
- 3 Ounces Tonic Water
- ½ Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Ounce Fresh White Grapefruit Juice
- 1 Ounce Fresh Orange Juice
- 1 Large Sprig Fresh Rosemary
- Halved Clementine
- Sprig of Rosemary for Garnish
- Cocktail Glass
- Cocktail Shaker
- Muddler or Bar Spoon
Rosemary Citrus Gin & Tonic: Muddle halved clementine with a large sprig of rosemary in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Next, add in the gin, citrus juices, and ice. Shake together vigorously until chilled. Strain into cocktail glasses and top with tonic water. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig. Enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 130 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 18 Dietary Fiber (g) 1 Total Sugars (g) 14 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 7