Herbal Summer Cocktails: Lemonade Gin Fizz with Rosemary

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<em>Makes 1 drink</em>
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The resinous flavor of the rosemary works with the gin; the lemonade and seltzer combined with them is reminiscent of a gin and tonic, only more refreshing and thirst-quenching. For those who don’t prefer gin, this also is very good with vodka. This is an assertive flavored drink; lemon herbs could be used in place of the rosemary for a less resinous flavor. Simply leave out the alcohol for a nonalcoholic beverage.</p>
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<li>4-inch sprig rosemary</li>
<li>2 ounces gin or vodka</li>
<li>2 ounces lemonade</li>
<li>3 dashes Angostura bitters, optional</li>
<li>Ice, crushed and cubes</li>
<li>3 to 4 ounces seltzer water or club soda</li>
<li>Small sprig rosemary for garnish</li>
<li>Lemon slice for garnish</li>
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<li>In a cocktail shaker, muddle rosemary with gin or vodka. Add lemonade and bitters, if desired.</li>
<li>Fill a chilled highball or Collins glass halfway with ice cubes. Add about 1 cup crushed ice to shaker and shake for 10 seconds.</li>
<li>Strain liquid into the prepared glass and add seltzer or soda; stir briefly and garnish with rosemary sprig and lemon slice. Serve with a straw.</li>
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<em>Susan Belsinger is a frequent contributor who loves to sip herbal cocktails in her Maryland home.</em>
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<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/cooking-methods/good-vibrations-with-herbal-libations.aspx”>Herbal Summer Cocktails.</a>
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