Maple Rosemary Gimlet

Tart lime, woodsy rosemary, sweet maple syrup, and botanical gin combine to make a gimlet riff that is both fresh and cozy. This one has a very special story!


For the Rosemary Infused Maple Syrup

  • 0.5 c maple syrup
  • 0.5 c water
  • Several sprigs of fresh rosemary

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 oz rosemary infused maple syrup
  • 0.5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • Optional dash of soda water
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish


  1. To make the rosemary infused maple syrup, combine the maple syrup, water, and rosemary in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low boil. Boil until the mixture has reduced by half, or to about the thickness that the maple syrup was originally. Keep an eye on it and don't let it go too far.
  2. Strain the infused maple syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any wayward rosemary bits.
  3. Put the infused maple syrup in a jar or container and chill it for several hours.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lime juice, rosemary infused maple syrup, and green chartreuse, then shake well with ice.
  5. Add a few large ice cubes to a serving glass.
  6. Strain the cocktail into the serving glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  7. If desired, top it off with some soda water to fill the glass.
  8. Store any additional infused maple syrup in the fridge for up to a couple weeks.