Blood Orange & Rosemary Winter Sunshine

Blood Orange & Rosemary Winter Sunshine


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 Tablespoons fresh blood orange juice (from 1 large blood orange)
  • 6 Tablespoons gin (I use The West Winds Gin – The Cutlass)
  • 2 cups lemonade (you can use soda or tonic water if you prefer)
  • Ice cubes, blood orange slices and rosemary sprigs, to serve


Step 1

Bring water, sugar and rosemary to a simmer over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, steep for 15 minutes and strain into a container to cool. Reserve 6 Tablespoons for your drinks now, save the rest for future drinks. Bonus!

Step 2

Divide blood orange juice, gin, rosemary syrup and lemonade equally between two glasses. Top up with ice cubes, a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary.

Did you know?

Originating in Sicily, it’s believed that blood oranges were a mutation, possibly of the tangelo and pomelo.