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Recipe - Red Rosemary Cocktails

Posted by Magic of Spice

Red Rosemary Cocktails
When evening quickens in the street, comes a pause in the day's occupation that is known as the cocktail hour.-DeVoto, Bernard

What you will need:
1 cup of sugar
12 sprigs of rosemary
3 cups blood orange juice
or grapefruit juice
3/4 teaspoon bitters

Rosemary syrup:
In a small sauce pan bring 1 cup water to a boil
add sugar and half of your rosemary sprigs
Reduce heat and
continue to simmer until all sugar has melted
Cool completely and remove rosemary

The Cocktail:
In a chilled pitcher
combine 1 1/2 cups vodka,
3/4 cup rosemary syrup,
blood orange juice,
bitters and ice
Stir and pour into your favorite cocktail glass


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