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Rosarita!-the Rosemary Scented Margarita

By on May 3, 2012, 5:22 pm in Recipes-Cocktails, Restaurants | 4 comments


  • 2 ounces Tequila Reposado
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • Juice of one fresh lime
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary simple syrup, or to taste (recipe follows)
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • 1 Sprig of rosemary
  • Ice
  1. Stir together Tequila, Triple Sec, Rosemary Simple Syrup and lime juice.
  2. Pour over lots of ice, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a wedge of lime.

Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • leaves from a 2-3 inch sprig of rosemary
  1. Bruise rosemary leaves slightly with a mortar and pestle or the back of a knife. Stir together sugar, water and rosemary leaves over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Allow leaves to steep in the syrup for a couple of hours, then strain.

Yield: 1 Rosarita


  1. We’re such fans of rosemary that we know we’d love this cocktail!

    Avatar Chris and Amy

    May 6, 2012

  2. Ah, I just killed my rosemary plant. I didn’t think it was possible!

    Avatar Lentil Breakdown

    May 9, 2012

  3. When I was a teen, I didn’t know much about rosemary. One day a teen magzaine suggested brewing rosemary steeped in boiling water as a hair rinse (It was summer, I was riding every day, and I wanted to make sure my hair was extra-clean and not the least bit horsey). I rummaged in Mom’s spice rack, brewed the stuff, and as soon as the infusion cooled, I sniffed it. It smelled intriguiging. I wasn’t sure I liked the smell, but I just had to taste it…Well, I downed the whole thing. It was very different and refreshing. I had to brew more for that hair rinse.I’d totally drink a drink with rosemary-infused syrup!

    Avatar Danny

    June 27, 2012

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