A perfect Holiday cocktail! Juices, vodka, elderflower liquor, rosemary simple syrup and a champagne topper. This will put some holly jolly in your Holiday season!
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
4 rosemary sprigs
Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail (makes 2 cocktails)
2 oz vodka
2 oz elderflower liquor
2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
2 oz pomegranate juice
2-3 teaspoons rosemary simple syrup
Rosemary sprigs for garnish
1. To make the rosemary simple syrup, to a small pot add the 1 cup of water and bring to a boil, add the 1 cup of sugar and heat until the sugar has completely dissolved into the water. Add the 4 whole rosemary sprigs into the pot, turn off the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain into a jar (removing the rosemary sprigs), use immediately or store in the fridge in an air tight container.
2. Once the simple syrup is ready, it’s time to make a cocktail! Set out 2 cocktail glasses and add 2-3 ice cubes to each glass. To a cocktail shaker, add a few ice cubes then add the orange juice, pomegranate juice, vodka, elderflower liquor, and rosemary simple syrup. Shake vigorously then pour an equal amount into each glass. Then, top with champagne and garnish with a few sprigs of rosemary.
Making simple syrup is a 1 to 1 ratio. If you want to reduce the amount of simple syrup you just need to add the same amount of water and sugar, so for example 1/2 cup water needs 1/2 cup sugar.