WHAT IS SIMPLE SYRUP?
Simple syrup is generally found in two strengths: Equal parts sugar and water, the most common strength in U.S. bars, is referred to as “one-to-one” (1:1). Two parts sugar to one part water is, as you might guess, referred to as 2:1, which is the standard syrup in U.K. bars; in the States, you’ll often hear 2:1 syrup being referred to as “rich simple syrup.”
INGREDIENTS IN ROSEMARY SIMPLE SYRUP
- Fresh or dried rosemary
Quantities are in the recipe below!
HOW TO MAKE ROSEMARY SIMPLE SYRUP
This 1:1 ratio is so simple, all it requires is 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of rosemary. You will love it!
MAKING LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP WITH FRESH LAVENDER
Ways to use rosemary simple syrup:
Rosemary iced coffee
Christmas morning mimosa
HOW LONG DOES SIMPLE SYRUP LAST FOR
Sugar is used in cooking as a preservative— think jams and jellies, which are also called preserves. So simple syrups have a decent shelf life, when prepared and stored properly: made with very hot water and stored in a sterile container in the refrigerator. A 1:1 simple syrup like this one lasts only one month when refrigerated.
HOW TO STORE LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP
The recommended way to store simple syrup is to use an airtight container that's been sterilized.