Remember back in this post, when I told you about The Rumor Mill and their fabulous gin and vodka infusions? I finally got around to trying an infusion of my own, and as it turns out, it’s incredibly simple to do. The hardest part is just waiting the 3-4 days for it to infuse.
When I visited The Rumor Mill for the first time, I was with my good friend Leah. We both ordered rosemary gin and tonics and were absolutely smitten. This was almost two months ago. Earlier this week I texted her to tell her I was attempting to infuse gin with rosemary, and the following is a screenshot she took of our exchange:
Sometimes when you’ve been very close friends with someone for over a decade, these kinds of cute coincidences happen. It would be better if we could have tested it out together…but that’s for a different post.
Back to the process! First, you’ll need 2 sprigs of rosemary. I plucked some from my herb pot in my backyard!
Pour some gin (I used Seagrams) into an airtight bottle or container. Then, add your rosemary. If you want a stronger rosemary flavor, chop it up before throwing it into your gin. If you wanna do what I did, just throw the sprigs (including stems) straight into the liquor, whole.
Store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. When it’s ready, then go ahead and make your favorite gin drink with your rosemary gin!
I went with a simplified (read: lazier) gin and tonic. Instead of buying tonic AND limes, I just used lemon lime sparkling water.
- 1.5 oz rosemary gin
- 2 ice cubes
- 5 oz lemon lime sparkling water
To enjoy, just combine ingredients in a medium-sized glass and start sipping!
So simple, right?
Next time you want to amp up your liquor cabinet and/or impress your guests, try an infusion!
Have a happy Labor Day weekend!