We are now entering what I like to call BOURBON SEASON. Gin is hibernating. Gin is hanging out in a cave with a boulder in front of it. We'll get back to gin when some of the icicles start to melt. Unless we want to drink it hot. A hot gin toddy is exceptional at this time of year!
I must not forget that.
My brain is still locked in on Bourbon. I like to think of different ways to spruce my bourbon and today I bring you this Cranberry Rosemary Spritzer concoction. We start with a rosemary simple syrup to get things herbaceous. Additions of cranberry juice and pomegranate seeds bring in the fruit component. Bourbon makes it bourbony as per usual and the ginger beer makes it gingery AND spritzy. Get your holiday spirit on with this festive number!
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups cranberry juice (you can use sweetened)
- 1 ¼ cup bourbon
- 1 12oz. bottle ginger beer
- pomegranate seeds & rosemary sprigs for garnishing