Rosemary Simple Syrup

Check out this herbal simple syrup, that is perfect in cocktails and mocktails!



In the course of making cocktails, we try to make a lot of our own ingredients from scratch. One of our favorites to make is a simple syrup. Simple syrup can be an integral part of a cocktail, by adding sweetness and flavor to make the drink just right. We have made a lot of simple syrups out of herbs, fruit and other sugars.



Our favorites though, are the herbal ones. They add that extra ingredient to our drinks that we enjoy, such as sage, rosemary and other spices. This rosemary simple syrup is something we add to a lot of our drinks, as both of us like rosemary very much.



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We have used it in such cocktails as Rosemary’s Pear, The French Tart and the Rio Rose. Simple syrups can be infused with anything you can think of, so use your imagination and come up with your own unique flavors!




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Simple syrups don’t just have to be used in cocktails, they can also be used in mocktails, kid’s drinks, teas, make sorbet and even use in baking! It is a very versatile ingredient. Here is our rosemary simple syrup for you to try!




Can Simple Syrups go bad?

They can get moldy if they sit too long. We encourage you to store it in the fridge in an airtight container but for no more than one to two weeks. We actually have a whole shelf of simple syrups in our fridge at any given time!




Like this recipe? Try these below, too!

Sage Simple Syrup




Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup




Here are our favorite bottles for simple syrup! The little wood bowls as well!





Rosemary Cocktails

Rosemary Greyhound – Tastes Lovely

Rosemary Gimlet – David Lebovitz

Rosemary Gin Fizz – Inspired Taste

Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned – Salted Plains

Rosemary Paloma –




Rosemary Simple Syrup

Yield: 32

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 49

Rosemary Simple Syrup


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 rosemary spears


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add in sugar, stir to dissolve.
  3. Add the rosemary sprigs, let the infusion boil for 60 seconds.
  4. Remove pan from heat and let steep for 30 minutes - 1 hour depending on how strong you would like it.
  5. Pour the cooled syrup through a mesh strainer into an airtight container, preferably glass.
  6. This may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



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35 thoughts on “Rosemary Simple Syrup

  1. My husband makes simple syrup but without the rosemary. Now I’ll have to recommend your recipe that includes this beautiful fragrant spice!

  2. Oh my goodness. I adore rosemary and I will definitely have to make this! I won’t have a kitchen for a while since my husband’s job is requiring us to move around and live out of hotels for the next few years, but once I settle down, I will have to give this a try. Thank you!

  3. I started out doing half the recipe (1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2 rosemary). It wasn’t quite right so I added half a cup of sugar and 1 more rosemary, let it sit covered for an hour and it was good, but the rosemary wasn’t as strong as I had hoped.
    Probably will do 1 cup water, 1.5 cup sugar, 4 rosemary next time!! 🙂

    1. That recipe is definitely rich simple syrup (when you add more sugar than water), but it sounds as if you are on the right track. Feel free to add as much rosemary as you want and keep the sugar/water ratio the same, and that should give you a better rosemary flavor.

  4. Perfection! Loved this! I made a wonderful sangria with white wine, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, lemon, and this rosemary simple syrup! Garnished it with a sprig of rosemary and a lemon wedge and it was beautiful!

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