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Summer Cocktail Series : The Watermelon Swash

What happens when you make a melon salad and have a bunch of watermelon pulp/juice leftover? Cocktail time! This cocktail is adapted from Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook – which you should all purchase immediately. This drink is just the boozy, cocktail version of my mint and melon salad.


1 jar watermelon pulp/juice (or 4 cups cubed watermelon)

1/2 cup – 1 cup mint-infused simple syrup

juice from 4 limes

8 mint leaves

1 cup tequila


In a blender, combine watermelon, 1/2 cup simple syrup, lime juice, mint leaves and tequila and blend for a few seconds until combined and frothy. Fill blender to top with ice and blend until smooth. Taste, adding more simple syrup if desired. Fun fact: this drink fizzes naturally. What? How? I don’t know! Just garnish with a mint sprig and DRINK UP.

Summer Cocktail Series : The Whiskey Smash

A refreshing bourbon drink, can you believe it? This drink is so good, when you finish you’ll be tempted to HULK SMASH EVERYTHING AROUND YOU until someone serves you another.

I’m pretty sure that’s how it got its name. Pretty sure.

Also, I should note, this recipe is Aaron’s cocktail specialty. I’m giving him credit since he has the golden touch when it comes to internet fame.


The Whiskey Smash


8-10 mint leaves (plus more for garnish and simple syrup)

2 lemon slices, halved

1/2 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz mint-infused simple syrup*

1 oz whiskey or bourbon

crushed ice

*We made mint-infused simple syrup the same way we did rosemary-infused simple syrup, which you can read about here. We just tossed in 5 or 6 mint leaves.

Muddle lemon slices and mint leaves in a glass. Fill glass with crushed ice, then add lemon juice, whiskey and simple syrup. Cover with a shaker and shake well with ice, returning to glass when drink is mixed. Garnish with a mint sprig and/or lemon slice.

Summer Cocktail Series : Frozen Rosemary Lemonade

So delicious, I named it after myself. Just kidding. Sorta.

But seriously, BEST COCKTAIL EVER. I used a homemade rosemary-infused simple syrup in this drink, which is easy to make and can be saved and refrigerated for a few days if you have any leftover (I didn’t).

Frozen Rosemary Lemonade

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

2 sprigs fresh rosemary (about 2-3 inches long)

4 lemons, peeled and seeded

4 oz citron vodka


For rosemary-infused simple syrup:

In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. When the sugar is dissolved, add one rosemary sprig to mixture and continue to bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Allow to boil until mixture becomes a syrup (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool.

For lemonade:

In a blender, combine lemons, leaves from the other rosemary sprig, 4 oz rosemary-infused simple syrup and 4 oz citron vodka. Fill the blender the rest of the way up with ice and blend until smooth. Now’s the fun part. Taste your lemonade and add more syrup, lemons, vodka or rosemary as you see fit. (Full disclosure: I always end up adding ALL the simple syrup and 2 more ounces of vodka. Because I like my drinks sweet and boozy. Just like my men! How you make yours is completely up to you.)

Serve in mason jars, garnished with lemon slice or rosemary sprig for extra cuteness.

Summer Cocktail Series : Coconut Mojito

You heard me! I love anything coconut scented or flavored (Coconut M&Ms are all that is good and right in the world.) so of course I had to figure out a way to make a delicious, classic cocktail THAT MUCH MORE DELISH. For those of you who aren’t Team Coco like I am, the addition of coconut sparkling water adds only a subtle coconut flavor that doesn’t change the body of the drink, as say, coconut cream would.

Coconut Mojito

Ingredients for 2 drinks:

1/4 cup sugar

25-30 mint leaves

2 limes, cut into wedges

4 oz white rum

Coconut La Croix


Combine sugar, 8-10 mint leaves and a squeeze of lime juice (just a little!) in a blender and pulse until combined. Move to a small dish. Dip glasses in lime juice then mint sugar to rim. (I place the glasses in the fridge for 1-2 minutes to set the sugar.) Place 8-10 mint leaves and a lime wedge in each glass and muddle to release mint oils. Add remaining lime wedges and 1 Tbsp of mint sugar to each glass and muddle to release lime juices. Fill glasses with ice. Pour 2 oz of white rum in each and top with Coconut La Croix. Mix well and add more mint sugar to taste. Garnish with a sprig of mint or lime wedge.




Summer Cocktail Series : La Paloma

It’s hot, y’all. Real hot. And my favorite way to beat the heat is with a cocktail, amiright? So Aaron has agreed to be my man model for the Official Rosemary on the TV Summer Cocktail Series. Beginning now and continuing till I don’t feel like doing it anymore, I’ll be serving up an ice cold cocktail recipe every week. Let’s begin, shall we?

This saucy senorita is perfect if you’re a margarita drinker looking to spread your wingspan a bit. It’s light and refreshing and probably the smoothest tequila drink I’ve ever had.

La Paloma

1 oz. tequila blanco

3 oz. grapefruit soda

juice of half a lime

margarita salt

Rim a glass with lime juice and dip in margarita salt. I used this lime-flavored margarita salt from Williams-Sonoma. If you don’t like salt on the rim of your drinks (I normally don’t), mix a pinch of salt into your drink. Trust. The salt is essential to this drink.

Fill glass with ice and mix tequila and lime juice. Top with grapefruit soda. I used San Pellegrino Pompelmo, but Izze would also work and maybe add a bit more color. I think the Mexican soda brand Jarritos also makes a grapefruit soda. Top with a lime slice and enjoy!

Cheers to Julibox!

I’m not a stuff person. I don’t like to have a lot of stuff around the house. I am constantly cleaning out closets and throwing things away. I’m the opposite of a hoarder, I frequently think, “Where’d I put that thing I need?” then remember that in a moment of  cleaning euphoria, I threw it away that one time. So as you can imagine, this whole subscription box craze is not for me. I tried Birchbox and realized about two months into it that I hate having piles of small things around. WHAT AM I DOING?! Cancelled immediately.

But it seems I’ve found the one subscription box I can fully get behind.

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

Me and four of my college friends are spread out all over the country, so we usually go in together for a flower or cupcake delivery on each other’s birthdays. But this year, knowing how much Aaron and I love a good cocktail, the girls sent me a Julibox, a cocktail delivery service. On my birthday, I received an email from Julibox letting me know that my box would ship middle of March. And around the middle of March, I received a second email letting me know which mixers I would need for the cocktails that would be arriving in just a few days.

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

And when it came, I was absolutely thrilled. Everything about this company – from the box to the packaging to the TINY LIQUOR BOTTLES – is well-designed and fun. And I am a sucker for good packaging.

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV


Each Julibox contains recipe cards and spirits for two glasses each of two different cocktails. So you and a date can enjoy two different drinks. The recipes are created by Julibox and tell you everything you’ll need, how to make it, a toast, and space for tasting notes.

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV


Since I received the March Julibox, my two cocktails were St. Patrick’s Day-themed – the Basilica and the Old Dublin Mule. Did I mention: TINY LIQUOR BOTTLES?!

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV


Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

We made the Basilica first. And just as the email from Julibox told me, they were sending the spirits (gin and Angostura bitters) and I would need sugar, basil and a lime.

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

Julibox, a Cocktail Delivery Service | Rosemary on the TV

And the next night, the Old Dublin Mule, which was definitely my favorite with whiskey, cardamom syrup and dry ginger ale from Julibox. Mint and lime provided by me.

I don’t think I need to tell you that I absolutely love this idea. Of course, because they are a small, growing company, there’s a wait list to get a Julibox subscription right now, but add me to it! Prices start at $36/month and I think it’s totally worth it, considering you’d pay $10-12 per cocktail at a restaurant.

If you like cocktails, check out our Summer Cocktail Series here, or my Autumn Cocktail Series at Bourbon and Boots here.



Guest blogging at Bourbon and Boots

Smuggler's Coffee recipe for Bourbon and Boots | Rosemary on the TV #autumn #cocktails

Those of you who were fans of the Summer Cocktail Series Aaron and I did last summer should check out my guest post on Bourbon and Boots today! I share recipes for three delish, seasonal cocktails that you can use to impress your Thanksgiving guests!


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