Rosemary Gimlet (or Daiquiri)

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Recipe: #38418

April 04, 2022

"This is a delicious gimlet if using gin, but turns into a daiquiri if using rum. Your choice. From Carey Jones - Food & Wine"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (803.5 g)
  • Calories 732
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 22.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 206.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 173.2 g
  • Protein - 2.6 g
  • Calcium - 83.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 146.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Make the syrup:

Step 2

Place the rosemary sprigs and 1/2 cup near-boiling water in a sealable heatproof container. Let steep 20 minutes. Add the honey and stir gently until dissolved. Cover and let steep another 2 hours minimum, but 12 hours preferably. Strain. Refrigerate.

Step 3

Make the Cocktail:

Step 4

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin (or rum), lime juice, and rosemary syrup. Shake until frosty, about 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Tap the rosemary sprig lightly against your hand to release the essential oils, then use it to garnish the glass.


  • Cocktail shaker

2 Reviews


A couple of months ago I had a similar drink at a restaurant, which was the seasonal special, and I loved it but they wouldn’t give me the recipe. So this was just what I was looking for. I love rosemary and it pairs well with gin. Theirs didn’t have lime juice, which adds a nice zing to the drink. Thanks for this keeper.


review by:
(24 Feb 2023)


What a Gimlet! So good and if you haven't tried a cocktail with tones of rosemary, you don't know what you're missing. For the Rosemary Honey Syrup, I cut the honey in half and added about 2 ounces to each glass, otherwise using the whole thing for one cocktail would have been too sweet and it would have overflowed the glass. For some reason this cocktail made me feel like I was a raspy voiced woman from the 60's or 70's smoking a cigarette. It was like traveling in a time machine or was it because I was lit? Thank you, Lori, for sharing. Made it For your Consideration (FYC) tag game.


review by:
(1 May 2022)

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