Summer Cocktails: Sinema's Forbidden Fruit Recipe

Mixologist: Roger Miller, lead bartender, Sinema Restaurant & Bar

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. vodka

½ oz. lemon juice

1 oz. strawberry black pepper rosemary syrup

Sparkling rosé

SYRUP INGREDIENTS:

1 cup granulated white sugar

1 cup water

3 strawberries, sliced

1 tablespoon whole black peppercorn

1 small sprig fresh rosemary*

SYRUP DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When finished, strain through a fine mesh strainer. Allow it to cool before use.

*Not all herbs necessarily pair well with the rosé, but basil or mint will do quite nicely as a substitute if you don’t have rosemary on hand.

COCKTAIL DIRECTIONS:

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour over fresh ice. Top with sparkling rosé. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices and/or lemon wheel.