This homemade rosemary syrup recipe adds gorgeous flavor to mocktails and cocktails of all kinds.
- 1 cup granulated sugar (white sugar or cane sugar)
- 1 cup water
- 2–3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Combine Sugar And Water. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar.
- Dissolve Over Medium Heat, stirring as needed to help the sugar dissolve. You don’t need the mixture to boil, just bring it to almost a simmer until the sugar dissolves.
- Add Fresh Rosemary. Then, add fresh rosemary sprigs to the hot simple syrup and gently press it into the syrup a bit with your spoon. (The heat will make it start to color and wilt a bit, and pressing it gently helps release some of the rosemary oil into the syrup for better flavor.
- Steep A Least 30 Minutes. Let the rosemary steep in the simple syrup at least 20-30 minutes up to 1 hour for the best flavor. (The longer it steeps, the stronger it will taste. I like mine at about the 25 minute mark.)
- Strain The Syrup. Remove the rosemary sprigs and discard them. Place a small sieve/mesh strainer over a mason jar or bowl and pour the rosemary simple syrup through the sieve to strain out any stray rosemary leaves or debris.
- Serve & Store. Cool the syrup and store in a glass jar or airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Add to your favorite drink recipes and more!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Category: Drink
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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