Ginger, Rosemary, Lemon Spritzer Friday’s 5 o’clock Wet Your Whistle Call!

I’ve got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day as they say in the song. I certainly have an abundance of Meyer Lemons on my tree, the rosemary bush from Christmas that was planted in the garden needs a trim and a knob of ginger left over from the Thai shrimp dinner earlier in the week are all begging for a makeover. The weather is rainy and citrus is so cheerful that I just had to make this lovely cocktail. The concentrate can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week so there is no reason not to have sunshine all weekend! 

 
 Lemon Rosemary and Ginger
 
Yield: Makes 8 drinks

 

Ingredients:
 
2/3 cups sugar
 
1 piece unpeeled ginger knob, about 1 1/2 inches long, sliced into coins
 
3 sprigs rosemary about 5 inches long, plus 8 shorter sprigs for garnish
 
2 1/2 cups water
 
Lemon zest in strips from 1 lemon, use vegetable peeler
 
Pinch of salt (brings out the flavor)
 
1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice (3-4 lemons depending on size and juiciness)
 
1 small Meyer lemon
 
1 1/2 cups citron vodka
 
Club Soda
 
Preparation:
 
Lemon concentrate: In a medium saucepan, bring 2/3 cup sugar, ginger, 5-in. rosemary sprigs, and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Add lemon peel, small pinch of salt and let steep at room temperature 20 minutes. Strain into a medium bowl, discarding rosemary and ginger, and stir in lemon juice and chill. 
 
 Lemon Rosemary Syrup
 
Garnish: Cut 2 slices from lemon and quarter the slices. Insert a 1 1/2-in. rosemary sprig through center of each quarter. 
 Rosemary Lemon Sprigs
 
 
Cocktails: Pour vodka and lemon concentrate into a large pitcher and stir vigorously. Fill small glasses with ice, add lemon vodka mixture and splash with club soda. Float a rosemary-skewered lemon quarter in each glass.
Ginger, Rosemary, Lemon Spritzer
Serves 8
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171 calories
20 g
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174 g
28 g
18 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
174g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
23%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cups sugar
  2. 1 piece unpeeled ginger knob, about 1 1/2 inches long, sliced into coins
  3. 3 sprigs rosemary about 5 inches long, plus 8 shorter sprigs for garnish
  4. 2 1/2 cups water
  5. Lemon zest in strips from 1 lemon, use vegetable peeler
  6. Pinch of salt (brings out the flavor)
  7. 1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice (3-4 lemons depending on size and juiciness)
  8. 1 small Meyer lemon
  9. 1 1/2 cups citron vodka
  10. Club Soda
Instructions
  1. Lemon concentrate: In a medium saucepan, bring 2/3 cup sugar, ginger, 5-in. rosemary sprigs, and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add lemon peel, small pinch of salt and let steep at room temperature 20 minutes. Strain into a medium bowl, discarding rosemary and ginger, and stir in lemon juice and chill.
  3. Garnish: Cut 2 slices from lemon and quarter the slices. Insert a 1 1/2-in. rosemary sprig through center of each quarter.
  4. Cocktails: Pour vodka and lemon concentrate into a large pitcher and stir vigorously. Fill small glasses with ice, add lemon vodka mixture and splash with club soda. Float a rosemary-skewered lemon quarter in each glass.
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171
fat
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protein
0g
carbs
20g
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