Rosemary-Gin Fizz

Rosemary-gin fizz.

Rosemary and gin are a natural match. This cocktail hits all of the right notes: floral and botanical yet sweet and spicy. The rosemary also lifts the chocolate mousse, adding earthiness to counterbalance the richness of the dark chocolate.

Rosemary-Gin Fizz

Serves | 6 |

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup gin
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • club soda
  • ice

| Preparation | In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water, rosemary and sugar to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain rosemary from simple syrup and allow to cool.

In a large glass Mason jar, combine simple syrup, gin and lemon juice and stir. Divide mixture evenly between 6 highball glasses filled with ice. Top each cocktail with club soda and a sprig of rosemary for garnish. Serve.

Coconut-Chocolate Mousse

Coconut-chocolate mousse.

Coconut-Chocolate Mousse

Serves | 6 |

  • 1²⁄₃ cup aquafaba (liquid from roughly 2 cans chickpeas) or 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (if using aquafaba)
  • ½ cup water
  • 12 oz roughly chopped dark chocolate
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • flake salt, for garnish

| Preparation | In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine aquafaba and lemon juice. Beat until stiff peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes. If using coconut milk, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat on low speed, slowly increasing to medium-high, until fluffy.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl over pan to temper chocolate; add chocolate to bowl and stir occasionally with a heatproof spatula until chocolate is smooth. Fold chocolate and sea salt into aquafaba or coconut milk and stir until combined. Spoon mousse into 6 ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours or overnight. Sprinkle flake salt over top prior to serving.

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Sherrie Castellano is a former health coach turned food writer, photographer and pop-up chef based in St. Louis, MO. A collection of Sherrie's recipes, stories and images can be found on her Saveur Blog Award-nominated website With Food + Love.

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