My mom loves rosemary, so I often try to think of creative ways to use it and today I decided to try making a rosemary syrup! I loved it so much, and so did my mom! I used honey for this because my family has bees, so we have copious amounts of honey at home. However, you could use maple syrup or sugar instead, depending on what you have and prefer!
I chose to use it in a vanilla tea (I tried this kind and love it) with oat milk for a wintry, cozy beverage! You can use this in coffee, cocktails, tea, spread it on toast, etc.
Here’s how to make it:
Rosemary Simple Syrup
About ½ cup water
¼ to ½ cup honey, maple syrup, or sugar
3-4 sprigs rosemary, washed and dried
1. Boil the water and honey in a small saucepan for at least 5 minutes, until the honey dissolves and the mixture thickens.
2. Turn the heat down to a simmer and add in the rosemary sprigs. Let sit for a few minutes, then remove from heat.
3. Let the mixture sit for at least 30 minutes while it cools and the rosemary flavor infuses. When it is almost done cooling, prepare your tea or coffee.
4. Strain the mixture into a jar or bowl to remove the sprigs.
5. Pour as much rosemary syrup as you wish into your tea or coffee, add oat milk for a latte, and enjoy! I also sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on top. If you have extra syrup, you can keep it in the fridge to use later.