Fruity rosemary-infused gin cordial

When it comes to love, it’s always best in a pair – just like this gin and cordial mix. Simply add tonic to serve.

30 minutes (plus infusing time)

Makes 1 x 750ml bottle of each

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Ingredients:

Gin:

  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • ¾ cup (180ml) pomegranate rubies
  • 1 bottle (750ml) good-quality gin

 

Cordial:

  • 1½ cups (375g) sugar
  • 1½ cups (375ml) water
  • 1 cup (250ml) pomegranate juice
  • 1 punnet (400g) raspberries

 

Method

  1. Place rosemary and pomegranate rubies in a sealable jar or bottle and decant gin into it, making sure to cover the herbs.
  2. Seal and store in a cool, dark place for about 2 weeks while flavours infuse.
  3. Shake every 2 days.
  4. Strain gin and decant into a gift bottle.
  5. Combine cordial ingredients in a medium-sized pot.
  6. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved, then simmer for 10-15 minutes to reduce slightly.
  7. Cool and strain if desired before pouring into a sterilised bottle.
  8. Add a label that reads: “Combine 2 tots (50ml) cordial with 1-2 tots (25-50ml) gin. Top with tonic and a sprig of rosemary.”

 

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