Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Perfect Cocktail for Mother's Day Brunch

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Sure, you could give your mom flowers today, to honor her and all that she’s done for you on Mother’s Day… or you could whip up an incredible brunch while she leisurely sips a really good cocktail. Your choice. Tamworth Garden Flora Gin, the latest offering from my friends at Tamworth Distilling, is like the macaroni necklace of your youth, but way better… or perhaps it’s closer akin to the flowers you planned to have delivered, but just couldn’t decide on a bouquet? Either way, this floral-infused spirit will make the perfect centerpiece for your Mother’s Day plans. Imbued with last summer’s wildflowers, Flora gives off the aroma of lemon verbena, geranium and grapefruit, making it the perfect base for a crisp and refreshing greyhound cocktail, and the ideal drink to enjoy with the woman who gave you life while you pry family secrets from her (just kidding… but really). Combined with rosemary-infused simple syrup — which makes a gorgeous gift all its own — this beautiful cocktail is spring in a glass, no April showers in sight. Happy Mother's Day to all the mama's out there, and to everyone else, happy Sunday!
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Rosemary Simple Syrup


3 sprigs fresh rosemary, rinsed
1 cup sugar
1 cup filtered water

Place rosemary sprigs in a resealable jar of bottle. In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar and water and heat on low the sugar is dissolved. Pour the sugar water over the rosemary sprigs and allow to cool.
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Rosemary Flora Greyhound 
Makes 1


4 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz rosemary syrup
2 oz Tamworth Garden Flora Gin
Club soda

Fill a small glass with ice. Add grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, and Flora Gin. Top off with club soda and garnish with grapefruit and rosemary. Enjoy!
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This post was originally published here as part of my work for the Free People Blog


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