YOU DESERVE A DRINK: FLORA GIN
Sure, you could give your partner flowers this Sunday, to honor them and all the love you share on Valentine’s day… or you could whip up an incredible brunch while they leisurely sip at a really good cocktail. Your choice. Tamworth Garden Flora Gin, the latest offering from our 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 Valentine’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 person you love most and who loves you best. Combined with rosemary-infused simple syrup — which makes a gorgeous gift all on its own — this beautiful cocktail is spring in a glass, no April showers in sight. Check out our eats tab for ideas and recipes to complete your own Vday Boozy Brunch… from the heart.
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.
Rosemary Flora Greyhound (makes 1)
4 oz grapefruit juice • 1 oz rosemary syrup
2 oz Tamworth Garden Flora Gin
Club soda • Ice
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!