Rosemary Syrup

As early as the Middle Ages, rosemary, the herb of love and remembrance, has been used for celebrations, decorations and traditions—making it a perfect herb to use when flavoring an edible gift. or cocktails at home. Syrups are also a perfect gift for friends and family who enjoy mocktails, baking and experimenting with interesting flavor profiles in their coffee, tea and cooking.

By / Photography By Amy Robb | November 18, 2015


Combine sugar, water and rosemary in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Let rosemary mixture simmer for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours on low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove rosemary mixture from the heat and let it cool for 30 minutes before straining through a wire-mesh strainer, discarding the rosemary sprigs. Pour the syrup into an airtight container like a Mason jar or Grolsch beer bottle and garnish with a label and a sprig of rosemary. The syrup can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

​To make other-flavored syrups, replace the rosemary with other herbs, fruit juices or spices by using the “cover the surface of the water rule” for solids and ¾ of a cup to 1 cup of fresh juice for liquids. Some other flavored syrups that we love are lemon, lavender, ginger, rose and peppermint.



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  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 8 fresh sprigs Rosemary
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