Today we’re one step closer to my new favorite holiday/winter/life cocktail, and one day closer to the weekend.
I absolutely cannot wait to share it ALL with you guys. If you missed it, Monday was the first step: the garnish. We’re working our way down to the best, and the next stop is Rosemary Simple Syrup.
I’m obsessed with rosemary in the wintertime.
Seriously, there’s nothing better than feeling like you’re wrapped up in a big, savory, warm, herb hug. Weird? Maybe. Can you relate? I sure hope so.
As I began planning for the holidays, it was a no-brainer that rosemary needed to be involved. Starting with Rosemary Simple Syrup.
Start with simmering water and sugar, as you would for any simple syrup, with the addition of LOTS of rosemary sprigs. The key is to have a lot of rosemary flavor here… which will not disappoint!
Not only is this perfect for holiday cocktails, but you could use it to flavor homemade lattes or pour over a simple cake. Now we’re talking…
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3-4 rosemary sprigs approximately 5 inches each
- In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and rosemary springs to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour. The longer it sits the more flavorful it will be!
- Strain the liquid into an airtight container to remove any particles and rosemary leaves. I reserve one sprig to add to the liquid. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Keep for 2-3 weeks, if it lasts that long!