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Rosemary Lemon Drop

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
A serving of this zingy cocktail provides 20 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (5 lemons)
  • Crushed ice
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 238
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 40.1 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Cover and remove from heat; let stand for 20 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Cover and chill.

  2. Combine chilled syrup, vodka, and juice. Pour over ice in a martini shaker; shake to combine. Strain into 6 martini glasses; garnish with rosemary, if desired.