In response to the amazing energy of our Breakout session at the GWC inauguration event, the women of Books Abroad are pleased to invite you to BOOKS AND COCKTAILS!
Here are our (alcoholic and non) cocktail suggestions:
Pear & Rosemary Gin Fizz:
1/4 cup (60ml) gin
1/2 cup (125ml) chilled pear juice
Juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon slices, to serve
1 rosemary sprig
1/4 cup (60ml) chilled soda water
Loosely fill the glass with ice, then pour over the gin and the pear juice. Add a good squeeze of lemon and swizzle enthusiastically with the rosemary sprig (cut stem down) and leave in the glass. Add a few slices of lemon and top with soda just before serving.
Grapefruit Mocktail with Rosemary and Honey (non-alcoholic alternative):
2/3 C fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 thin slice of grapefruit
2 T raw honey
1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 C ice
Combine the honey and 3T grapefruit juice in a small saucepan, heat over low temperature until honey is smooth and the mixture is warm throughout. In a mixing cup, add the ice, remaining grapefruit juice, 1/2 tsp. finely chopped rosemary and one sprig of fresh rosemary, Add in the warm simple syrup made from grapefruit juice and honey. Place lid on tightly and shake 30 seconds or until chilled. Add fresh sprigs of rosemary and add sliced mini grapefruits to the side of the glass.