I partnered with my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana for this #MixedWithTrop Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
Gin and Tonic always reminds me of my husband.
It may be hard to believe, but I never had one before I met him.
One of the first things I ever learned about him was his love of gin. And now, whenever I take a sip of the cocktail, I’m instantly transported back to when we first started dating: I’m sitting at a candle-lit bar in NYC’s Lower East Side with him, laughing and talking over Gin and Tonics. It’s one of my favorite drinks for that reason.
It’s a pretty perfect drink, really. Just two ingredients (three if you add lime) gives this cocktail an ideal base for experimenting and creating your own unique twist… although it’s just as good on its own, too.
The cocktail also reminds me of the summer; it’s one of my favorite warm-weather drinks. There’s just something about sitting outside and sipping a refreshing, ice-cold Gin and Tonic with a generous squeeze of fresh lime.
But since it’s my husband’s favorite cocktail, we make them year-round.
To ‘winter-ize’ this G+T, I combine fragrant rosemary with winter citrus. Although most people think citrus season is in the warm summer months, citrus such as tangerines, oranges, lemons, Meyer lemons, kumquats, and clementines are actually in peak season during the winter. And citrus is my favorite. I have a very special place in my heart for Meyer lemons, especially.
Meyer lemons taste like a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. They’re less tart and sweeter than regular lemons. My favorite part of a Meyer lemon, however, is their scent. Their rind carries a lovely, fragrant aroma that’s earthy, floral, and spicy. It’s a natural partner to rosemary as its tangy-sweet profile complements the herb beautifully.
My Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic incorporates fresh rosemary, muddled clementines, Meyer lemons, and Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade.
Sometimes, I want to play mixologist and create my own fancy syrups, mix-ins, and infused liquors.
Other times, I just want an easy (but delicious) drink that comes together effortlessly.
Tropicana Premium Drinks are perfect for this. They make excellent cocktail mixers and contain no artificial ingredients or artificial flavors.
The new Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade is one of my favorites. It’s bright, sweet, and tangy, and makes a great addition to this Citrus Gin and Tonic. It ensures this cocktail comes together quickly, so that you can spend more time with your guests and less time playing bartender.
I made these Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonics for a movie date night with my husband, but they would also be a wonderful addition to Girl’s Night or your next holiday shindig. The rosemary sprig and colorful citrus wheels make it pretty and festive!
We partnered with our friends at Megan Media and Tropicana for this post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. I hope that you enjoy this easy, seasonal Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic, and thank you to Tropicana for collaborating with me on this post. Cheers!
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Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: cocktail
This Rosemary Citrus Gin and Tonic is refreshing, festive, and seasonal, using winter citrus such as Meyer lemons and clementines.
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
- 1 clementine
- Juice of ½ Meyer lemon
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces Tropicana Tangerine Lemonade
- 3 ounces tonic
- To serve: clementine and lemon slices, fresh rosemary
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle a halved clementine with a large sprig of fresh rosemary well to release the clementine juice and rosemary flavor. To the shaker, add the juice of half a Meyer lemon, the gin, and some ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Top with the lemonade and tonic. Add a squeeze of clementine and garnish with slices of clementine and lemon and a sprig of rosemary as a cocktail stirrer. Enjoy!
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says
This is perfect for my upcoming solo weekend. Loved your reference with it and your special someone. We always have that connection to things because of a special encounter.
Elizabeth O. says
What a refreshing blend! It’s really lovely and I’m sure the taste is amazing as well. I would love to try this recipe!
Carol Cassara says
WOW! I’m sure this smells amazing with the citrus and the rosemary! It’s quite easy to do as well! Thanks for the mix!
yes! This looks so good- I’m defo going to try this one out x
Enricoh Alfonzo says
This recipe is so awesome & healthy looking. I would love to try it. I definitely need to feel better.
Colleen, O'Neil Events says
I recently had my first gin and tonic at a new bar and loved it! Can’t wait to try this one out!
Aren’t they the best?! I hope you like this variation! 🙂
Anna Elizabeth says
Ahhh, how refreshing! You know I love anything with Rosemary so, this recipe is definitely going on my weekend to-do list! 🙂
xo Anna Elizabeth
I hope you love it, Anna! 🙂
Cricket Plunkett says
I’m not the biggest gin fan, but I love the idea of adding rosemary!
I bet this drink would be delicious with vodka or another spirit, too! Instead of tonic, you could use a combination of fresh citrus juice or a natural citrus soda 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I bet the rosemary just takes this over the top!
Thanks, Rebecca! The rosemary definitely adds a fun and festive addition 🙂
Amber Myers says
Oo this looks so amazing!
Platter Talk says
Beautiful pictures, beautiful drink. Looks extremely refreshing!
Thank you very much 🙂
Aish Das-Padihari says
My most fav drink ever is gin and tonic with a twist of lime and this version of yours looks good too.
Can’t go wrong with a classic G+T! I hope you try this version for a unique spin, it’s great for the winter months 🙂
Susanna | Ordinality says
Give me a minute, I’m just off to buy some gin now…. How delicious does that look?!!!!
lol! Thank you, Susanna! I hope you love it!
Oh yum, this sounds great!
Thank you, Lexi! 🙂
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
My mouth is watering just looking at the drink. I can see me sipping on that in the summer but it would also be delicious right, this, very minute. I’m pinning.
Thank you so much, Marisa. 🙂 I hope that you make it and that you love it!
Katrina Jean Carter says
This sounds so delightful! I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂
You’re very welcome Katrina, enjoy!