Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Rosemary Lemon Drop

A serving of this zingy cocktail provides 20 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


  • 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)


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 238
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.1g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 3mg

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