This bourbon rosemary cocktail is the best cocktail for fall and winter. Made with a homemade rosemary syrup, bourbon, lemon juice and a dash of maple syrup. Topped with club soda and served over ice.
For other rosemary cocktails, try this rosemary gimlet.
- It’s made with homemade rosemary simple syrup. This is an easy to make rosemary infused syrup made with fresh herbs.
- It’s the best cozy fall & winter cocktail. Bourbon + rosemary + maple syrup is the best cold weather combination. Perfect for enjoying around a fireplace with family and friends.
- It’s not overly sugary. It’s an earthy, herby drink rather than a super sugary, fruity cocktail.
- Rosemary: This syrup only works with fresh rosemary — you can’t substitute it for dried herbs.
- Maple Syrup: Use real maple syrup rather than artificial syrup. There is a huge difference in the quality, and you can taste the difference especially in a cocktail.
First, make the rosemary simple syrup. Heat the rosemary, sugar and water on a saucepan over medium heat.
Bring them to a gentle simmer, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Strain out the rosemary and let the syrup cool.
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake to combine.
Strain, top with club soda and serve.
Yes. However, this flavor of simple syrup is extremely difficult to find — I haven’t come across any. That being said, if you are able to find one and prefer to use that, go for it!
Yes. For a non-alcoholic version, remove the bourbon. You may want to reduce the amount of rosemary simple syrup and maple syrup added as well to balance the flavors.
- Don’t let the syrup boil. When making the rosemary syrup, you want to maintain a gentle simmer. Adjust the heat accordingly. If you boil the syrup, the water will evaporate too quickly, leaving a syrup that is too thick.
- Store leftover syrup in the fridge. If you have any extra syrup, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a couple weeks.