While smoky flavours are fairly commonplace in the whisky world, they are now starting to catch the eye of experimental gin aficionados. Scottish gin brand Brockmans has embraced the power of a smoky serve in its Smokey Rosy. The brand calls it “a delicious and heady mixture” of herbal, citrus and smoky notes – and it’s got a homemade syrup in it, for those of you who like an extra culinary element in your cocktails!
Brockmans Smokey Rosy
- 50ml Brockmans Gin
- 25ml lemon juice
- 25ml rosemary syrup (homemade)
- 10ml Cointreau
- Dash of orange bitters
- Fresh sprig of rosemary, plus extra to garnish
To make the rosemary syrup, steep rosemary tea or fresh rosemary in a teapot with a 1:1 mix of sugar and water, then strain and bottle.
To start building the cocktail, light a sprig of rosemary and place it on a heatproof surface putting a Collins glass, upside down, over it. Allow the smoke from the rosemary to swirl around the glass to scent it.
Meanwhile, add the gin, lemon juice, syrup, Cointreau and bitters to a shaker full of ice and shake. Fill the scented Collins glass full of ice, and pour over the ingredients, and garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary.
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