friyay happy hour: pomegranate + candied rosemary gin & tonic

as i'm sitting with this delightful cocktail, reflecting on the busy week now behind me, i can't help but feel like it was a monumental week.
tuesday and thursday of this week i taught my first and second indoor cycling classes. it was only two hours of work, but if i really think about it, the last thirty years lead to those moments. my earliest memories involve swimming and being active and it feels amazing to be spending time every day on my body again. it isn't about what the shell look likes, it's about what i feel like when i'm in good physical shape. i feel strong. capable. and that feels goooooooood.
the rest of my week was filled with the joys of my changed life. surfing and menu testing, dining with my family and shopping with my mom, teaching and taking plenty of yoga.
and yesterday, i capped it off with a glorious visit from my good friend nicole who lives in colorado. we spent the day at my favorite beach, talking about life and cocktails. you can go ahead and thank her now for this tasty libation. 

pomegranate + candied rosemary gin & tonic
serves: 1 cocktail
prep time: 5 minutes
ingredients: 2 oz gin. 1 tbs simple syrup. 1 tbs sugar. 1 tbs pomegranate seeds. tonic. small rosemary sprig. 1 cup ice. 

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start by lightly brushing your rosemary sprig with simple syrup. let any excess drip off. 
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lightly dust your rosemary with sugar and set aside. 

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in a tumbler, combine the ice and pomegranate. 

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pour in the gin and lightly stir to chill. 

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finish off with desired amount of tonic and garnish with reserved rosemary. 

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xo, a

pomegranate + candied rosemary gin & tonic
serves: 1 cocktail 
prep time: 5 minutes
ingredients: 2 oz gin. 1 tbs simple syrup. 1 tbs sugar. 1 tbs pomegranate seeds. tonic. small rosemary sprig. 1 cup ice. 

start by lightly brushing your rosemary sprig with simple syrup. let any excess drip off. 
lightly dust your rosemary with sugar and set aside. 
in a tumbler, combine the ice and pomegranate. 
pour in the gin and lightly stir to chill. 
finish off with desired amount of tonic and garnish with reserved rosemary.