We are all about drinking in moderation here at Crunchy Radish and what is New Years Eve without some bubbles? To ensure that even your cocktails have a bit of nutrition mileage, I collaborated with my dear friend and California-based mixologist, Danielle, to create a festive cocktail to help you ring in 2018...on a healthy-ish note.
A honey rosemary syrup sweetens up this cocktail naturally, and Vitamin C-rich citrus helps to boost your immune system as you consciously sip away.
Recipe and photographs by Danielle Lipson
Winter Citrus Rosemary Sparkler
for each drink:
- 1 ounce gin
- 1.5 ounce winter citrus juice (recipe below)
- 3/4 ounce honey rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
- 2-3 ounces brut or dry champagne
- Fresh rosemary and organic lemon rind or zest for garnish
In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine juice, simple syrup, and gin. Shake well. Strain into a coupe glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and lemon rind/zest "confetti"
Winter Citrus juice
Juice 2 grapefruits, 1 orange, and 1 lemon. Combine, pour into air tight container, and refrigerate.
Honey Rosemary Simple Syrup
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
Combine honey, water, and rosemary in a medium sauce pan over low heat. Bring water to a gentle simmer letting the honey dissolve. Stir well. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain syrup and store in an airtight container. Refrigerate until needed.
Juice and simple syrup yields 8-10 drinks
Radish Recs: Aim to drink one to two full glasses of water between each alcoholic beverage to promote hydration and avoid feeling hungover on New Years Day.
Have a happy and a healthy New Year!