Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pick-Me-Up... Blueberry and Rosemary Gin Fizz


If you want an whimsical, but clean cocktail then this is your drink. The rosemary compliments the juniper notes in the gin and the blueberry adds a much welcome sweet/ fruity accent.  Read below to find out why the ability to drink this is an accomplishment for me now...

  • 1 oz gin
  • 3 oz club soda (I used lime flavored)
  • rosemary skewer
  • handful of blueberries

  1. Pour the gin and the club soda in a glass over ice.
  2. Skewer the blueberries with the rosemary.
  3. Use the rosemary/ blueberry skewer to stir drink.  Enjoy!
I need to add that until very recently I have not been able to drink gin and if I do, I've had to hide the gin flavor under loads of sugar and fruit.  The story behind this is that in college, as a Natural Resource major, we had to take a plant and tree identification class.  Well one of the trees we learned to identify was Juniperus virginiana (aka Red Cedar or Juniper Tree), father to the cone that is used to flavor gin (and make kidney medicine... who knew).  At a party that weekend, I spied a bottle of gin and thought that it was just the coolest thing ever that I knew not only the tree it came from, but that tree's scientific name as well (reallllly cool right?).  I proceeded to celebrate this fact with the alcohol in question and since that next morning, have not been a fan of gin. Now you all know what a huge nerd I was am, but life lesson "Don't ruin the taste of a good alcohol just because you know some obscure fact about it."

Anyone else have a life lesson/ story like this?

~ Julie


  1. This is a must-try for me this summer. Sounds so yummy! Visit my blog today, if you can. I have some fun summer cocktails too! Don't you just love summer?


  2. bahaha, love the story!! i'm a sucker for a good gin. yum :)

    Sam @ fitness food & faith

  3. Haha, that sounds like something I would do! :) This sounds like the perf combo of flavors, bookmarking to try before summer's over. :) Cute blog!

  4. I'm not a big gin drinker, but perhaps with some bubbles and blueberries... this could be a keeper.

  5. I never thought of putting rosemary in a drink! sounds good


  6. I love how fancy this looks! sounds delicious!

  7. This sound so refreshing!


    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    being a backstage diva

  8. Oh my goodness this sounds delicious - I cannot wait to try it!

  9. An alcohol life story? I can no longer look at Jim Beam. The smell of it brings me right back to...that oh so long ago life story :)

  10. hahahah that is a funny funny story. I had a similar experience with vodka, but without the scientific knowledge behind it. ha. I do love me some gin, and happen to have rosemary in my garden AND blueberries in my fridge...this may be a little wednesday night cocktail tomorrow after work. thanks for sharing, looks delicious.

  11. Goodness that looks impressive and I bet it tastes wonderful as well.

  12. That sounds delish! I recently within the past year became a fan of gin. I defintiely can't do a gin and tonic though. My favorite gin drink is an elderflower gin fizz. Also anything with cucumber works for me too. Gonna have to give this one a shot for sure! :) xoxo


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