Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. Filed under: Christmas Food & Dining Holidays Home & Garden
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(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics.

With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone and whet guests’ appetites.

This past summer, Rios rose above 43 finalists from around the world to to crowned the World Class Bartender of the Year 2013.

Using rosemary on your turkey or potatoes this year? Whet your guests’ appetites with this savory, sweet, rosemary-scented cocktail.


50ml Ketel One vodka

10ml Ratafia

15ml Carmelina (cinnamon, clove and pimento flavoured) syrup

1 barspoon olive oil

1 barspoon Turkish honey tea

1 sprig rosemary

Glass: Turkish coffee glass

Garnish: Rosemary sprig and olive tapenade on the side.

Method: Infuse Ratafia with rosemary and Turkish honey, then filter it, combine with other ingredients and stir over ice. Double strain into chilled glass over hand-cracked ice.


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