i suppose it is only fitting to celebrate the creation of this new blog with a cocktail.
i have been addicted to food blogs since my friend showed me smittenkitchen. i’ve shied away until now because i don’t have a fancy camera, but what the hell, i make some damn good food and instagram covers up poor camera skills pretty well.
this cocktail was the product of having a bottle of rosemary simple syrup i made last summer still sitting in the fridge. this took care of that.
strawberry gin cooler with rosemary
2 tablespoons strawberry puree
1 tablespoon rosemary simple syrup
2 shots gin (i like ’em strong)
club soda to fill
combine the first three ingredients and stir, add your ice and club soda, give it another stir, and sip away.
2 pints strawberries
2 lemons, juiced
blend the strawberries with the lemon juice well in a food processor or blender. don't skimp on the blending well as you don't want strawberry chunks clogging up your straw.
rosemary simple syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3 good sized rosemary sprigs
bring the water with the rosemary in the pot to a boil and add the sugar. keep boiling until the sugar dissolves and let it simmer for another five or ten minutes. let cool and bottle.
i recommend doing this the day before so it has plenty of time to chill.