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Ophelia Cocktail



  • 1 1/2 ounces Tanqueray gin
  • 3/4 ounce rosemary syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon, squeezed)
  • Club soda
  • Sprig of rosemary for garnish

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup ground rosemary (use an herb grinder, a coffee grinder or a small food processor)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


1. Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar and rosemary, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and steep the mixture off heat for 45 minutes.

2. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a container. (See link for the accompanying video that has a visual reference for the depth of color that should be achieved: a light golden syrup).

3. Fill glass with ice.

4. Add gin, lemon and rosemary simple syrup and stir.

5. Top with club soda, stir briefly and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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