The Genesis

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This simple cocktail is great for a warm day outside – it is very easy to make, very refreshing, and the rosemary/lemon simple syrup gives it an extra “kick” to set it apart from a typical lemonade. Simply omit the vodka for the kids, or non-drinkers.

-Cocktail Ingredients-
1.25 oz. vodka
1.5 oz. homemade rosemary/lemon simple syrup (recipe below)
Club Soda
Lemon peel and rosemary sprig for garnish

-Simple Syrup Ingredients-
(6-8 servings)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 8-inch rosemary sprigs

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Combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of fresh lemon juice, 2 8-inch fresh rosemary sprigs in a saucepan. Bring all ingredients to a strong boil, stirring occasionally, until all sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to a simmer – let sit for 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer to a separate container and let syrup cool completely.

Cocktail Directions

In an 8 oz. glass, fill halfway with ice. Add 1.25 oz. of vodka, 1.5 oz. of homemade simple syrup, and top with club soda. Garnish with lemon zest and fresh rosemary tip.

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Cocktail & Photo by: Bryan Whitaker