Sugared Rosemary Champaign Cocktail

By: Angela Keyser, Director of Marketing for High Quality Organics

Happy New Year!

For most people, New Year’s Eve isn’t complete without a festive cocktail in hand. Here’s one that’s really easy to make. The sugared rosemary gives it an extra festive touch that, if you’re like me, will make you smile. Remember, drink responsibly!

2013_12_31_Sugared Rosemary Cocktail Up CloseSugared Rosemary Champaign Cocktail

4-6 Champagne Flutes
1 Bottle of Your Favorite Champagne
A dash of pomegranate or cranberry juice
A bunch of fresh rosemary, just the tips or small stems
A glass of water
A cup or two of white sugar on a plate
 
Step 1: Cut the tips of the rosemary sprigs OR remove the small branches of the large rosemary sprigs so you have enough small rosemary “buds” for all your champagne glasses. 
 
2013_12_31_Sugared Rosemary on PlateStep 2: Dip rosemary sprigs in water and then coat with sugar.
 
Step 3: Place sugar coated rosemary on plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. (Until rosemary is firm.)
 
Step 4: Fill champagne glasses half to three-quarters full of champagne, adding a splash of juice, if desired.
 
Step 5: Garnish with a small sprig of sugared rosemary
 
Step 7: Surround yourself with friends, say “cheers” and enjoy!

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