So the story goes: once upon a time my lil' sis went to a bar before coming over to our apartment. When she arrived, she was RAVING over a cocktail she had: "it smelled like rosemary, but was sweet with blackberries, and had some citrus." Now my husband can't resist a cocktail challenge ... and so he got to mixing; and, thus: The Black Rose.
Here's what you do:
First of all: rosemary vodka. You'll be hard pressed to find this, so make it! It's simple. Take some vodka and put some rosemary in it. Let it sit for 3 days, and voila: rosemary vodka! How much? However much! We made a small batch - the vodka bottle (it was big) had about a quarter of a bottle left, and we put in three sprigs of the herb. If you have less springs, you can always let it steep longer. You'll know when it's done because it will smell amazing and be tinged with a greenish hue!
And when it's finished ... it's time to mix!
Here's the recipe:
1.5 oz rosemary vodka
1.5 oz blackberry liqueur
.75 oz lime juice
.75 oz grapefruit juice (not grapefruit drink)
Mix over ice, strain, and put in a pretty glass - garnish with a sprig of rosemary if it pleases you!