Rosemary’s Baby

A fantastic winter cocktail made with gin!  You’ll be thinking about Rosemary’s Baby long after the last sip — it’s that good. With gin, pear juice and rosemary, this feels wintry, but not in a trite way. This cocktail was on a past Cardinal Spirits menu, and it’s one of the recipes guests ask for most often.

ROSEMARY’S BABY By Chris Resnick, bartender at Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces Cardinal Spirits Standard Dry Gin
1 ounce pear juice
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce rosemary simple syrup (recipe follows)
Rosemary sprig, for garnish

Add all ingredients except for garnish to a shaker, then add ice. Shake well, then strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

To make rosemary simple syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 4-5 rosemary sprigs in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain out the rosemary once the syrup has cooled.

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