Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: Sparkling Rosemary Lime Cocktail

Here’s how this cocktail came to be:

1. June is rosemary month, so obviously a rosemary cocktail was the way to go
2. We have not one, but two Costco bags of  limes on hand (not really sure what we were thinking)

3. As of June 1, in Washington state you can buy liquor at the grocery store vs. a liquor store, which means we can buy our beloved Kirkland Signature Vodka at our local Costco!

4. A soda stream sits on our counter so we can whip up club soda, aqua con gas, sparkling water, whatever you like to call it, any time we want … which is really nice when cocktail hour hits and I’m thirsty!

Hello sparkling rosemary lime cocktail!

This was really light and refreshing, similar to a mojito and would be awesome on a hot sunny day. Of course we made it on a rainy day, but now we’ll be ready when the sun comes out. And since I  had the rosemary simple syrup already made up, later in the week I mixed it with a little lime juice and added club soda for a fun mocktail.

Recipe from

 Make ahead: Rosemary Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 sprigs fresh rosemary

Combine all three ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and allow the sugar to dissolve. Remove from the heat, cover, and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Remove the springs of rosemary and allow to cool. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge.

To make the cocktail you’ll need: 
Lime wedges
Ice cubes
Rosemary simple syrup
Sparkling water

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Squeeze some lime in. Pour a few tablespoons of rosemary syrup. Pour in a few tablespoons of vodka. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of rosemary. Cheers!


  1. I love the progression of this drink and how it came to be. Looks so refreshing! I will definitely be trying this one on a hot day.

  2. You have a soda stream on your counter? I have no idea why but that just makes me jealous! You and C really live it up out there in North Bend! Oh my god, that cocktail sounds fantastic!

  3. This drink is right up my ally. Yum!