Now that it’s getting colder, I’m trying out new ways to infuse Fall and Winter flavors into every cocktail I make. This Rosemary Simple Syrup is the PERFECT WAY!
Making simple syrup is actually really easy and only takes 2-ingredients for plain and 3+ ingredients for special flavors. It’s as easy as letting sugar dissolve in equal parts sugar and water and then cooling before use. In a tightly secured container in the fridge this simple syrup can last about 6-months, but believe me it’ll be hard to let this last that long!
You can use simple syrups to spruce up any type of cocktail, by adding a little extra punch of whatever flavor you make it. Want some inspiration on what cocktails to use this in? Check these out:
You can also use flavored simple syrups in desserts, poured over cakes and breads, or even with fruit! Imagine some drizzled over ice cream too?!
INGREDIENTS (~1 Cup Rosemary Simple Syrup)
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
6 Sprigs Rosemary
- Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small non-stick pot.
- Once the sugar dissolves and the mixture is about ½ of original (~10-minutes), turn the heat off and add rosemary. (Make sure it’s washed)
- Take the pot off the heat and let cool to the side. I usually put the lid on slightly.
- Remove rosemary sprigs and put into a mason jar or a bottle.
Want to change this Rosemary Simple Syrup up?
- Replace the sugar with honey
- Try using a different herb like thyme or mint
- Try using spices like ginger, cinnamon, star anise, or cloves
- Experiment with different types of sugar (brown sugar, turbinado sugar, coconut sugar)
- Try using fruits or florals like lavender or lemon