Rosemary is known to improve memory, could these 4 rosemary flavoured gins improve your memory?
Scents and fragrances can be incredibly evocative; we’ve all been there, that moment where you catch a hint of something, you can’t place it but you’re instantly thrown flashes of memories. Rosemary, that fragrant (and frankly delicious) herb, has long had an association with memory and remembrance but recent studies have shown that this link is more than just romance and folklore.
I don’t know about you, but I’m forever forgetting where I left my keys, when I’m supposed to be somewhere and even what day it is, so if anything can help me, I’m totally up for that! Now I could just incorporate rosemary into meals (roast lamb, anyone?) or use rosemary oil at home but I reckon drinking rosemary gins is a much better idea!
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance”
For the Old Tom, rosemary adds a deliciously modern touch to a very traditional gin.
Rock Rose and rosemary is a match made in heaven with the herb perfectly unifying the Scottish botanicals.
St George Terroir is such a dry and piney gin, the rosemary adds a complementary layer of softness.
If your memory’s yet to feel the benefit of the rosemary that means it’s time to try a gin that’s actually made with rosemary.
On to the Gin Mare
Gin Mare is a fantastic, Spanish gin bursting with the wonderful taste of the Mediterranean: olives, thyme, basil and most importantly, rosemary! Rosemary is added at an early stage of the distillation process, making it utterly inseparable from the gin (and obviously a great help in finding your keys). Though a very aromatic gin, the creators of Gin Mare don’t hold back on the juniper. This is one of the most refreshing G&Ts out there and can only be improved by adding a sprig of rosemary! If your memory’s still not your strong point, all I can recommend is having just another Gin Mare or maybe trying an English Martini!
Shake all ingredients together with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
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