Rosemary Simple Syrup - A twist on your standard simple syrup with an added infusion of rosemary.
Simple syrup is a key component of many cocktails and mocktails. It adds sweetness, without being too overpowering.
And it’s better than adding straight sugar or honey to a cocktail, often the honey won’t combine and you’ll have just a glop sitting at the bottom, while regular sugar will just make the drink gritty.
That’s where simple syrup comes into play.
With simple syrup, you can add sweetness to a drink in a way that will easily combine with the other ingredients.
You can use simple syrup in more than cocktails too. Flavor and moisten cakes and cupcakes, use it to candy fruit, or add it to your morning coffee.
It’s also super simple to make, hence the name. Simple syrup is literally sugar water. It’s as simple as dissolving sugar in water. Yep, that’s it.
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1 - Combine sugar and water in a small pot. Add rosemary springs. Let the mixture simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. The mixture should be completely clear and not cloudy.
2 - Remove from heat, remove the rosemary sprigs and let cool to room temperature. Combine in your favorite cocktail and enjoy!
Rosemary Simple Syrup: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Tools: You’ll need a small pot and a funnel is helpful to keep spillage to a minimum when transferring to your storage container.
The basic ratio for simple syrup is 1:1 - 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water. Rich simple syrup is more concentrated and is a 2:1 ratio - 2 cups sugar + 1 cup water. Rich simple syrup is thicker and sweeter than regular simple syrup.
Experiment with different sweeteners. Traditionally, simple syrup is made with white sugar, but feel free to experiment with other sweeteners like brown sugar, molasses or coconut sugar.
Don’t toss those rosemary sprigs. Make candied rosemary to add as a garnish to cocktails and winter desserts.
Make sure to remove the rosemary sprigs from the simple syrup for storage. The rosemary will continue to steep in the simple syrup and you’ll end up with a very piney tasting simple syrup.
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Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 4 sprigs rosemary
- Combine water and sugar in a small pot, add rosemary sprigs. Let the mixture simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3-5 minutes.
- Remove the rosemary springs, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Enjoy!