A refreshing ginger cocktail with herbal undertones
Rosemary Rickey is a fresh, herbal, and gingery twist on a classic Rickey cocktail. It’s a fresh and fizzy experience but with a complex herbal undertone. The herbal taste is applied not only by rosemary syrup, but also by the Green Chartreuse, adding a complex flavor profile. Gingery spice is added by either Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer, depending on the season or your personal preference. Overall, this is a very refreshing ginger cocktail with herbal undertones.
Ginger Ale / Ginger Beer
Add to shaker
Fine-strain and pour
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Ginger Ale / Ginger Beer
Rosemary Rickey is a cocktail created by Jean-Félix from Truffles on the Rocks. It’s featured in his video 5 FANTASTIC FALL COCKTAILS – The Best of autumn flavors from 14th of October 2022. Supposedly an adaptation of the Gin Rickey cocktail, this cocktail only loosely follows the structure of the original. The original Gin Rickey is a simple cocktail made with gin, lime and sparkling water. The main difference is that the original is an unsweetened cocktail while this variation has sugar, not only from the rosemary syrup, but also from the added liqueur. Another difference is, that instead of getting its carbonation from sparkling water, this variation is made with Ginger Ale. The loose interpretation of the original has certainly done this cocktail no harm, since the changes and additions really make for an amazing cocktail. It’s perfectly balanced, refreshing and nicely complex. So kudos to Jean-Félix over at Truffles on the Rocks!
The first thing that hits you when sipping this cocktail is the ginger. The qualities of the ginger will depend on the choice of Ginger Beer or Ale. With Ginger Beer, the cocktail has a more bright, refreshing and acidic taste. With Ginger Ale the ginger spice is more apparent, and the taste appears more grounded and less bright in its expression. While the ginger is important and is the first thing you meet when sipping the cocktail, it is by no means the star of the show. What makes this cocktail into something special is the herbal notes coming from the Chartreuse and the Rosemary Syrup. You get them on the back palate and the aftertaste. The lime simply balances out the flavors, and all together this becomes a refreshing ginger cocktail with delightful herbal undertones.