Wedding Cocktails to WOW Your Guests – Featuring Rosemary

Jan 31, 2023 at 01:56 pm by RMGadmin

Rosemary is an aromatic herb with a long history of culinary and medicinal use. With its fragrant, woodsy tasting notes and its needle-like shape, the rosemary herb adds a beautiful flavor, smell and look to any cocktail, any season. Cocktails that include a touch of rosemary are an excellent addition to any celebration, and a wedding is no different! From the pretty pink Rosemary Greyhound to the festive fall-colored St. Germain Rosemary Punch, you will surely find a drink to please your guests and their taste buds!


 Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail
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Yields: 1 cocktail
Rosemary Simple Syrup:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
6 sprigs rosemary
For the Cocktail:
2 oz vodka
½ oz rosemary simple syrup
4 oz grapefruit juice
Garnish: sprig of rosemary
  1. Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, dissolve the sugar into the water for about 5 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil or crystals will form. In a heat-safe container, pour the warm sugar water mixture over the rosemary sprigs and let it steep for at least one hour. The rosemary simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for ten days.
  2. Cocktail:In a tall glass filled with ice combine the vodka, rosemary simple syrup and grapefruit juice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary


St-Germain Rosemary Punch

Courtesy of Pastemagazine.comYields: 4–6 cocktails 
1 cup Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 cup St-Germain French Elderflower liqueur
½ cup fresh lemon juice
4 cups freshly brewed jasmine tea
10 dashes orange bitters
8 rosemary sprigs

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and stir well with plenty of ice to chill. Ladle into punch glasses or rocks glasses. Serves 4-6 people.


Rosemary’s Pear Cocktail

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Yields: 1 cocktail
2 oz gin
1.75 oz pear nectar
1 oz rosemary simple syrup
2.25 oz Fever Tree Ginger Beer
  1. Combine pear nectar, gin and rosemary simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass
  2. Top with ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with rosemary sprig


The Spring Forward

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Yields: 1 cocktail
Rosemary-infused vodka:
1 (750ml) bottle vodka
2 large rosemary sprigs
For the Cocktail:
1 ½ oz rosemary-infused vodka
½ oz simple syrup ½ oz fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
½ oz fresh lemon juice
Garnish: rosemary sprig
  1. For the rosemary-infused vodka: Place rosemary sprigs in a 1-qt. resealable glass jar and pour in vodka (reserving bottle). Let sit at room temperature for 24 hours. Taste, and if desired rosemary flavor is present, remove the rosemary sprigs and pour back into vodka bottle, or infuse for an additional 24 hours if more flavor is desired.
  2. For the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine rosemary-infused vodka, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with rosemary sprig or lime.