Rosemary Gin & Tonic

An easy way to liven a cocktail is to add a complementary herb or spice. A gin & tonic is especially flexible, I find, and is pleasant with all kinds of additions, from cardamom to mint. This is a classic mix of gin, tonic and fresh lime juice with a garnish of rosemary and cucumber. The longer the herbs can steep in the gin before adding the tonic, the stronger the effect.

The generous iittala Essence Cocktail Bowl is a wonderful glass for presenting a garnished cocktail (the delicately tapered creates an elegant silhouette as well as minimizing spills), and a king-sized ice cube keeps it properly chilled.


- Meghan