It’s “Friday” (well… it’s my Friday anyways)! One thing I’m challenging myself to do this summer is to branch out more when it comes to cocktails. I’m in a rut of always ordering the same things (something really sweet with pineapple typically). The last few times Graham and I went out, I’ve stepped out of my box and ordered drinks that were more mature. I found that I liked these concoctions just as much as the super sweet, fruity ones.
The week before Graham deployed, we went to Venture for dinner. We’ve never been there for dinner, and since I’m not much of a day drinker, I had yet to try any of their cocktails. Almost everything on the menu sounded good, but I finally settled on the Scientist. It was made of gin. St. Germain, lemon & lime juices, and house made rosemary simple syrup.
I loved this drink. It was so refreshing, and I knew I wanted to recreate it at home. It took me a couple of attempts to get the amount of ingredients right, but I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out. Here’s some advice though… don’t forget about the rosemary and leave it in the syrup much longer than the recipe calls for. My first attempt tasted like I was drinking pureed rosemary. My second (and third) attempt was much, much better.
The Dana Scully (In honor of *MY* favorite “Scientist”)
- 2 oz. Gin
- 2 oz. of St. Germain
- 1/2 oz. of rosemary simple syrup
- lime slices
- sprig of rosemary
- club soda
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice, the gin, St. Germain, & simple syrup. Shake well.
- Fill a glass with ice, and strain cocktail shaker into the glass.
- Top off the glass with some club soda, and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary & a few lime slices.