July 2, 2021

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Add some pizzazz to your 4th of July celebrations with this refreshing and festive red, white, and blue drink recipe that can be made as a mocktail for kids as well!
A pink, Gin-based cocktail displayed in a vintage pink glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and sitting next to a white bowl of blueberries, some of which have spilled out of the bowl

By now you've probably figured out that I love cocktails.

But until now, I haven't actually shared any of my own concoctions! Instagram is so full of amazing cocktail creators, that I've just been having fun trying and sharing recipes that other people have created. There's so much talent in the Drinkstagram community that I've simply loved being a bit of a voyeur and finding inspiration to use in the cocktails I make at home.

While I fully intend to keep sharing the delicious work of others, I figured it was time to get courageous and share some of my own. Although I haven't offered much detail about my own mixology background, I worked for years behind a bar and have about 20 years of cocktail making experience under my belt. In fact, the first iteration of Parched was dedicated solely to cocktails!

While I generally enjoy most spirits and all styles of drinks, I'm a huge fan of classic cocktails, I prefer drinks that are tart and savory to ones that are sweet, and thanks to my new herb garden, I'm currently obsessed with herb-focused cocktails and syrups! I also have a number of people in my life who don't drink booze, so I equally enjoy creating drinks that can be made with or without alcohol.

I've been trying to figure out the best way to start introducing some of my own tipples, and then it hit me that the best way to start is simply to start! So in celebration of the 4th of July, here is my festive and super easy to make Rosemary Blue.

This red, white, and blue drink will cool you off on a hot summer day and also add some pizzazz to your 4th of July holiday. It's light, fresh, and easy to make, and the best part is that it can also be made as a mocktail, so it's perfect for kids, too!

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A pink, Gin-based cocktail displayed in a vintage pink glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and sitting next to a white bowl of blueberries, some of which have spilled out of the bowl

Rosemary Blue

Add some pizzazz to your 4th of July celebrations with this refreshing and festive red, white, and blue drink recipe that can be made as a mocktail for kids as well!

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

FOR A COCKTAIL:

2 oz Gin

¾ oz Basil Syrup

¾ oz Lemon Juice

15 Blueberries

Leaves of 1 Rosemary Sprig

Club Soda

Garnish: Fresh Rosemary Sprig

FOR A MOCKTAIL:

¾ oz Basil Syrup

¾ oz Lemon Juice

15 Blueberries

Leaves of 1 Rosemary Sprig

2 oz Club Soda

Garnish: Fresh Rosemary Sprig

Instructions:

FOR A COCKTAIL: 

Combine blueberries, rosemary leaves, and basil syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle until well combined. Add lemon juice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double strain into a glass filled with ice, add the Gin, and top with a splash of club soda. Give a gentle stir and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

FOR A MOCKTAIL:

Follow the same instructions only instead of a splash of club soda, top with 2 oz. I originally created this drink as a mocktail, so the club soda has been measured to ensure that it does not drown out the subtle flavors of the fruit and herbs!

A pink, Gin-based cocktail displayed in a vintage pink glass, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and sitting next to a white bowl of blueberries, some of which have spilled out of the bowl

Rosemary Blue

Add some pizzazz to your 4th of July celebrations with this refreshing and festive red, white, and blue drink recipe that can be made as a mocktail for kids as well!

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

FOR A COCKTAIL:

2 oz Gin

¾ oz Basil Syrup

¾ oz Lemon Juice

15 Blueberries

Leaves of 1 Rosemary Sprig

Club Soda

Garnish: Fresh Rosemary Sprig

FOR A MOCKTAIL:

¾ oz Basil Syrup

¾ oz Lemon Juice

15 Blueberries

Leaves of 1 Rosemary Sprig

2 oz Club Soda

Garnish: Fresh Rosemary Sprig

Instructions:

FOR A COCKTAIL: 

Combine blueberries, rosemary leaves, and basil syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle until well combined. Add lemon juice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double strain into a glass filled with ice, add the Gin, and top with a splash of club soda. Give a gentle stir and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

FOR A MOCKTAIL:

Follow the same instructions only instead of a splash of club soda, top with 2 oz. I originally created this drink as a mocktail, so the club soda has been measured to ensure that it does not drown out the subtle flavors of the fruit and herbs!

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