The Story Behind The Rosemary and Blood Orange Tequila Highball

In this variation, rosemary and blood orange take front and center as they redefine the classic highball cocktail. The addition of the herbal simple syrup adds an element of earthy sweetness that is well balanced with the unique citrus blend of lime and blood orange juices. Made with PATRÓN Añejo, whiskey and tequila lovers alike,will rejoice at the refreshing take of this sparkling beverage

To assemble, simply fill your highball glass with the juices, rosemary syrup, and PATRÓN Añejo. Then top it off with a touch of soda and give it a good swirl. Simple and delicious, you’d be hard pressed to find a patron who’d turn this beverage down.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blood orange juice
  • 2 ounces PATRÓN Añejo
  • 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup *see below for recipe & instructions
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Soda water to top (roughly 1 ½ ounces)
  • Garnish: Rosemary sprig

Directions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice and add blood orange juice, tequila, lime juice, and rosemary simple syrup.
  2. Top with soda.
  3. Stir and serve, garnished with a sprig of rosemary.

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Updated: 2022-03-10

Rosemary simple syrup Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 sprigs rosemary

Rosemary simple syrup Directions

  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Heat on medium and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat, add rosemary, then steep for 15 minutes.
  4. Strain and cool.
In this variation, rosemary and blood orange take front and center as they redefine the classic highball cocktail.

This cocktail recipe is sponsored by PATRÓN.