My mom turned sixty last February (!), and we're throwing her a long-awaited family party this coming weekend. My brother, sister and I have been brainstorming surprises for her party, which I'll keep secret until next week--and I'm also in charge of drinks. Happily, my friend Anna suggested this incredible cocktail, which we're definitely whipping up this weekend...
The Best Party Cocktail You'll Ever Have: A Rosemary Gin Fizz
1 cup rosemary simple syrup (Boil one cup of sugar in one cup of water with a couple rosemary sprigs thrown in. Boil until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.)
1 cup gin
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 bottle of Prosecco (or 2, if you want the cocktail to be lighter)
Stir ingredients together in a punch bowl or carafe, and garnish with sprigs of rosemary.
Delicious! Anna made some last week, and they were light and refreshing, yet still packed a punch. Would be perfect for a garden party or to kick off a dinner party, don't you agree?
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(Photos by Laura Ratliff for Cup of Jo. Thanks, Laura!)