DIY Rosemary Simple Syrup


A long time bar staple, simple syrup has recently made it’s way into more kitchens as craft cocktail popularity has grown. But don’t be mistaken… mixology hasn’t cornered the market on this easy sweetener. Simple syrup is the primary ingredient in authentic sweet tea, and is probably a better choice of sweetener for your latte than whatever is hiding in that Sweet-n-Low packet.

This spring, put a little pep back in your step by enjoying an herbal version of this classic by including some fresh rosemary in the mix. We recommend adding a little of the finished product to your lemonade (and then maybe add a bit of gin? We won’t tell anyone!).

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Rosemary Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs

To Prepare:

Stir together all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and continue to boil for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes to cool. Pour liquid through a wire-mesh strainer into an airtight container, discarding rosemary sprigs. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours before serving. Syrup may be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.