FOOD / 05

ok, so i am officially syrup obsessed. i had a bunch of blueberries that were on their last leg, so i made blueberry syrup. then i remembered having an amazing cocktail that was flavored with rosemary. the taste was so familiar, so delicious, such depth . . . i thought, ” i need to make rosemary syrup, and fast!”

so that’s exactly what i did. if you’re not the cocktail lovin’ type, well . . . you should either rethink your decision, or you can add the syrup to lemonade or ice tea. i’ve named this little concoction rosemary jones. cause you’ll be jonesin’ for more (nerdy, i know, but i couldn’t help myself).

what you’ll need:

for the syrup:
– 2 cups of filtered water
– 1 cup of sugar
– 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary

and the rest:
– 1 oz vodka
– juice of one lemon
– club soda
– honey syrup (which you should have left over from the honey badger.  it’s basically honey and water)

what to do:

– first off, you need to make the rosemary syrup.  prepare to impress anyone within a ten mile radius, because not only is rosemary syrup glamorous, but it also smells fantastic.

– bring water and sugar to a slow boil.  reduce heat, add rosemary sprigs and simmer for ten minutes.
– let cool strain out rosemary sprigs and transfer mixture to a clean glass container


– fill a fancy high ball glass with a few ice cubes
– add vodka
– the juice of one lemon
– 1 oz of the rosemary syrup
– and 2 tablespoons (or a very generous splash) of the honey syurp.
note: if you don’t have honey syrup, it’s ok. your drink will still taste amazing.
– stir ingredients and then top off with club soda.


don’t be greedy.  hand that cocktail to a friend and delight in their happiness.  it’s summer and they deserve it!

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by bri }


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    adele says:

    Cute glasses! Cocktails are my favourite – this sounds great!

    heather says:

    i can’t wait to try this! i’m obsessed with a rosemary cocktail from an amazing bar in vancouver’s chinatown – a rosemary gimlet from the keefer bar. here’s the recipe: http://www.straight.com/article-401274/vancouver/cocktail-culture-shakes-it

    wishful nals says:

    yum, yum! a perfect summer cocktail.

    katie evans! says:

    i made the honey syrup and put it in a cute jar. now i’m going to add the blueberry annnd rosemary to the collection. look what you’ve done to me!

    Jaclyn says:

    I love trying out new cocktails and this one sounds amazing! Love your little glasses too, they definitely add to the drink 🙂

    YUM! I am so trying this.


    Sarah Morgan says:

    My gosh, that sounds delicious! Will have to try it out very soon.

    Donnie says:

    I just have to say you have the best vintage glasses!!

    It seems that homemade syrups are everywhere this summer. Definitely need to make this!

    Elese says:

    I alwasy seem to comment on your boozy posts. but I love them! keep ’em coming!

    Christen says:

    i love the simplicity of rosemary syrup. and you’re right, it goes with so many different things! thanks for posting this. i linked it on my blog today: http://www.ourlifestyled.com/2011/07/favorites-friday.html

    paige says:

    love this ladies.

    paige says:

    i think you had that rosemary drink at my house when you won these glasses in a dirty round of white elephant gift exchange. yeah, i’m pretty sure….

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