Rosemary Simple Syrup Recipe

Rosemary simple syrup is a tasty and functional ingredient that may be used to give drinks, desserts, and other dishes a hint of herbal flavor. It simply needs a few basic ingredients and is simple to prepare at home. 

a decantur of rosemary simple syrup

In this article, we’ll demonstrate how to prepare a straightforward rosemary simple syrup and provide you a few original cooking and cocktail ideas. 

Rosemary simple syrup is a fantastic addition to your pantry, regardless of whether you’re an experienced home cook or a novice trying to improve your culinary abilities. then let’s get going!

How to Make Rosemary Simple Syrup

a decantur of rosemary simple syrup

Rosemary Simple Syrup

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary


  1. Mix water, sugar, and rosemary together in a small saucepan.
  2. Stirring occasionally will help the sugar dissolve while you bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the syrup has slightly thickened, on low heat.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the syrup to cool in the pan.
  5. To get rid of the rosemary sprigs, filter the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer.
  6. When you're ready to use it, pour the syrup into a clean container and place it in the refrigerator.

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Other Flavored Simple Syrup Variations

Ginger Simple Syrup 

As your simple syrup simmers, consider adding a few slices of fresh ginger for a spicy, warming flavor. Depending on how spicy you want it, you can add as much or as little ginger.

a cocktail made with ginger simple syrup

Lavender Simple Syrup

Simple syrup made from lavender is delicate and fragrant, making it ideal for enhancing pastries and cocktails with a hint of taste. Simply add a few fresh lavender sprigs to the simmering simple syrup mixture, drain out the lavender, and then use the syrup.

a jug of lavender simple syrup

Honey Simple Syrup

Try substituting honey for the granulated sugar in the traditional recipe for honey simple syrup for a fresh take on it.

a cocktail made with honey simple syrup

Simply heat honey and water in a pot in a ratio of equal parts until the honey is dissolved. This results in a flavor that is fuller, more complex, and ideal for giving cocktails and other dishes more depth.

Spiced simple syrup 

As the mixture simmers, try adding a few spices for a more flavorful, nuanced syrup. Cinnamon sticks, cloves, and allspice berries are common choices.

a cocktail made with cinnamon simple syrup

If you want to counteract the sweetness, you may also add a little orange or lemon juice.

A Sweet, Simple Treat for Your Cocktails!

Be sure to give this rosemary simple syrup a try the next time you want something sweet, with a bit more flavor than traditional simple syrup.

Don’t forget to try out a couple of other fun variations as well!

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Rocco

Rocco is a Florida State University alumnus with years of bartending and hospitality experience. From slinging hundreds of vodka sodas a night in jam-packed college bars to serving carefully crafted cocktails in upscale restaurants, there’s not much he hasn’t done behind a bar. Now, Rocco shares his knowledge and passion for all things alcohol-related here on My Bartender for bibulous readers everywhere to enjoy.

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