I was served a cocktail the other day wherein a stalk of rosemary was the swizzle stick holding the olives. Cute and all, but the rosemary was wilted, flaccid.
Was this simply because it was past its prime, or could the weight of the olives or the coldness of the drink have caused it to wilt? Surely not the latter, though, since ice water generally shocks stuff back to life?
I realize that, as usual, I am probably overlooking the obvious, so feel free to pounce.