Tito’s Charred Vinyl Cocktail Recipe

Charred lemons amp up the flavor profile
Tito's Charred Vinyl cocktail served in a glass and garnished with sprigs of rosemary and slices of lemon.
Tito’s Charred Vinyl Jon Whittle / Marlin

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Charred lemons make their mark around the Med, and so charred ­rosemary must follow. This infusion also takes a few days, so plan ahead. The Veal Milanese with Peach and Radicchio Salad is an excellent choice to pair with this cocktail.

Ingredients

For the infusion

  • 750 ml. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 4 rosemary sprigs, charred
  • 2 lemons, quartered

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. lemon-and-rosemary-infused Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 3 oz. ginger beer
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 fresh rosemary spring (unburnt)
  • 1 lemon, charred and sliced, if desired

Preparation

Char the rosemary over hot coals until fragrant and slightly charred. Add the rosemary and lemons to a large Mason jar, and fill with vodka. Let sit at room temperature for a minimum of 24 hours but up to three days.

Add infused vodka, lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker, and shake well. Add ginger beer, then stir. Pour into a ­highball glass with ice, and garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and a piece of charred lemon.

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