Rosemary Simple Syrup is sweet and infused with the flavors and aroma of fresh, woodsy rosemary. It's the perfect way to sweeten your drinks.
If you're a big rosemary fan, you should also definitely check out my Rosemary Infused Vodka!
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It is very easy to make. Making simple syrup is, well, simple. Infusing a simple syrup with the flavors of rosemary is just as easy!
It's made with fresh ingredients. This syrup is infused with the flavors and aroma of fresh rosemary.
It makes a tasty addition to drinks. This is a really delicious addition to cocktails and mocktails (rosemary lemonade, anyone?).
💭 What is Rosemary Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is a syrup that's made by combining and heating water and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved into the water.
Rosemary Simple Syrup is a plain simple syrup that's infused with fresh rosemary! It takes on the herbaceous flavor and aroma of rosemary.
You only need THREE ingredients to make this super flavorful syrup.
- Rosemary: I have only tested this recipe with fresh rosemary. I always grow at least one fresh rosemary plant in my herb planters, but you can buy some from the grocery store, too.
🔀 Substitutions and Variations
- Use a different sweetener. You can use a different sugar or sweetener, such as brown sugar or honey. Keep in mind that this will change the flavor and overall appearance of the syrup.
- Help prolong the shelf life. Add approximately ½ ounce of plain vodka to the syrup before storing it in the fridge to prolong the shelf life.
👩🏻🍳 How to make Rosemary Simple Syrup
It's incredibly easy to make an infused simple syrup.
- Start out by combining your water and sugar in a heavy-bottomed pot.
- Bring the sugar and water to a boil, whisking occasionally. The sugar should totally dissolve into the water.
- Kill the heat and add your rosemary. Let it hang out in the syrup until the syrup has cooled.
That's it! It couldn't be more simple (wink wink). See what I did there? I'll show myself out.
From there, just store the cooled syrup in a jar (lid on) in the fridge.
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Yes, it does go bad. It should last approximately a week or two in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.
It should last about a week or two if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can prolong its shelf life a bit by adding about half an ounce of vodka to the syrup.
Yep, stash it in the fridge in an airtight container!
Theoretically yes, but I haven't tested this recipe with dried rosemary.
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Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Add the water and sugar to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine.
- Bring the water to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer. The sugar should be fully incorporated into the water by this point.
- Add the sprigs of rosemary and immerse them in the syrup. Turn off the heat.
- Allow the syrup to cool before straining out the rosemary and storing the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Add approximately ½ ounce of plain vodka to the syrup to prolong the shelf life a bit
- Nutrition facts assume an approximate 0.5 ounce serving size.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.