How to Make Herb Infused Simple Syrup

Herb infused syrups are hugely popular for cocktail making these days. They take the average beverage and bring it up a notch with a little special something. They are incredibly easy to make at home, and can last for a while when stored properly. The flavor combinations are endless, so you can really let your creativity run wild when making simple syrups.

First, stick to a simple 1:1 ratio for liquid to sugar for making a traditional simple syrup.  So for every cup of liquid (normally water, sometimes I add in the juice of a lime or lemon), you want to use 1 cup of granulated sugar.

Bring the liquids and sugar to a boil, and add in a few springs of your favorite herbs. For me, I like rosemary and thyme the most. Once all of the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. I then pour it into canning jars, and allow it to cool (with the herbs still in the jars) for about 2-5  hours on the counter.

Remove the herbs,  seal the  jars and refrigerate.

Add a splash of herb infused simple syrup into your favorite cocktails for a fun twist!

Can be stored for up to a month in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.


  1. I need you to come over and be my bartender! But seriously, this is brilliant and I need to make some syrups for the weekend! Pinning!

  2. I love simple infused syrup. My favorite is ginger and I always have one tucked away in the fridge:)

  3. Thanks for sharing! I think this would be the perfect addition to a delicious Summer cocktail! I will be trying it, I love Rosemary!

  4. I'm with Gerry - this is going to make a killer cocktail!