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
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:
The recommended way to store simple syrup is to use an airtight container that's been sterilized.