Ring in the New Year with this classic by Trae Smith of 411 West, elevated by rosemary and pomegranate.
1 ½ oz. North Carolina Cardinal gin
3 oz. Fever Tree tonic
¼ oz. rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
A squeeze of fresh lime juice
Fresh rosemary sprig and 5-7 pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add gin, tonic, rosemary simple syrup and lime. Stir gently and add garnish.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Several sprigs fresh rosemary
Bring sugar and water to a gentle boil, stirring, until sugar is completely dissolved. Add rosemary and steep for 10-15 minutes. Remove sprigs and cool completely before using.