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Herbal Gin Fizz Recipe

By now, if you’ve been following along with my seasonal cocktail recipes here on the Mountain Rose Herbs blog, you know I have a passion and something of a reputation for making herb-infused spirits. This year on the Spring Equinox, I started thinking about what I wanted to create to celebrate the end of winter. Something fun and fresh, with herbal goodness. Also, I happened to have a couple bottles of my favorite artisan gins hanging about, Desert Juniper from Bendistillery and another from Thinking Tree. So: spring, gin, relief after a long winter. Obviously, my version of an herbal gin fizz was in order.


The beauty of this cocktail is two-fold. Unlike traditional gin fizz recipes, this one does not include simple syrup or egg white; its vegetarian friendly and has no refined sugar. Instead of simple syrup I infuse apple cider with herbs and utilize the natural fruit sugar, which blends perfectly with a squeeze of orange and lemon. Also, you can infuse the cider with the herbs ahead of time and keep this “base” in your refrigerator for an impromptu gin fizz. If you don’t have the base made and you need to make a batch quickly, it only takes about 20 minutes on the stovetop to infuse the cider adequately with the herbs.

Herb-Infused Cocktail Base Recipe

Makes enough for about four 8 oz. drinks.



  1. Combine herbs and apple cider in a pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Squeeze in juice from orange and 1 tsp. lemon juice
  3. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside to cool enough to handle.
  6. Strain herb-infused cider into a jar and store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  7. Cool completely before using in gin fizz.

Sparkling herbal gin fizz on a board with bay leaves garnish and an orange twist

Herbal Gin Fizz Recipe

Makes one 8 oz. drink


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 oz. infused apple cider base (see above)
  • 2 oz. gin of choice
  • Carbonated water or club soda
  • Organic fresh orange peel for garnish


  1. Fill an 8 oz. tumbler-style glass two-thirds full of ice.
  2. Pour in strained herb-infused apple cider.
  3. Add gin of choice, or to taste.
  4. Top off glass with carbonated water or club soda.
  5. Garnish with a shaving of orange peel.

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Topics: Recipes, Tea & Herbal Drinks


Written by Shawn on April 1, 2021

Shawn is Mountain Rose Herbs' owner and CEO. He first became involved with Mountain Rose Herbs as a passionate young idealist with a fervent desire to change the world. He was a notorious rabble-rouser, always petitioning for mandatory labeling on genetically modified food crops, encouraging people to support a strong conservation ethic, fighting for the protection of endangered or threatened species, and the protection and enhancement of our riparian areas. When Mountain Rose Herbs came into his life, Shawn saw it as an opportunity to change the way business is conducted on this planet. To this day, the revolutionary business principles that Shawn initiated have been used as a successful model by countless other organizations. Since becoming a co-owner of the company in 2001, he has continued to initiate bold and daring changes, most notably the eradication of all conventionally grown products from our product line, introducing the first line of fair trade certified medicinal herbs in the United States, implementing the design and deployment of our web presence, launching our zero waste program and our charitable giving program, and more. In his spare time, Shawn can be found deep within Oregon’s wilderness system, or lost in the pages of any book about ecology and the environment. He currently retains one of the nation’s largest collections of rare and antiquarian books that deal exclusively with nature writing and outdoor literature. With Thoreau, Abbey, and Muir being his favorites, of course! "All of our environmental issues can be connected to the embarrassing way that business abuses this planet. My objective is to stop this destructive pattern by offering an alternative modality and sharing that modality with others so we can all lead the change necessary to heal the planet"

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