Tequila comes through rather nicely. It is essential to pinch the rosemary spring before placing it into the cocktail as garnish to release the aroma and a bit more herbal flavor within the drink. This allows more fresh feel giving this cocktail a summery, light, sweet aura.
Rosy Melon – created by Cheri Loughlin
1/4 measure Rosemary Syrup*
1-1/2 measure 100% Agave Tequila
Rosemary sprig garnish
Muddle watermelon and rosemary syrup in mixing glass. Add tequila and ice. Shake to blend. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Pinch or slap rosemary sprig to release aroma before placing in glass as garnish.
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 to 4 Rosemary Sprigs
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring frequently allowing sugar to dissolve completely. Toss in rosemary sprigs and remove from heat. Allow to cool completely. Strain into airtight glass container. Refrigerate between uses.
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