This honey bourbon cocktail with rosemary simple syrup is just the right amount of sweet and savory to share with friends during a cozy and cool autumn evening cocktail hour. The rosemary simply syrup is subtle but distinctive and worth the extra few minutes of prep.
It’s Friday, so you know what that means…Cameron and I survived another week with a newborn – huzzah! While that is reason enough to toast, we upped the ante and socialized. With actual people. And we didn’t fall asleep halfway through dinner. Miracle of miracles. Friends came over to meet the baby and we had a blast catching up. I made this honey bourbon cocktail with rosemary, and it was divine. Just the right amount of sweetness with a hint of rosemary. For those of you following along, these are definitely Dirty Whole30 approved.
Honey Bourbon Cocktail with Rosemary Recipe Notes
You can use any bourbon of your heart’s desire for this honey bourbon cocktail as long as it’s not bottom of the barrel – there are some things honey can change, but bad bourbon isn’t one them. Besides, friends don’t let friends drink crappy spirits. I went ahead and made ours with Jim Beam because kids are expensive, and the ‘ol liquor budget’s definitely taken a hit since little bit’s arrival.
But I digress, and I’ve now lost my train of thought – a common occurrence when you’re only racking up 4 hours of sleep each night. I wish you all the happiest of weekends and shall live vicariously through your full nights of sleep. Bottoms up!
Bourbon Honey Cocktail with Rosemary
Rosemary Honey Syrup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary
Honey Bourbon Cocktail
- 2 1/4 ounces Bourbon
- 4 tsp Rosemary Honey Syrup
- 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 orange peel
- 1 Rosemary sprig
Rosemary Honey Syrup
Combine the honey, water and rosemary in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and set aside until cool. Once cooled, strain out the rosemary. The syrup will keep in the fridge for about a week.
Combine the bourbon, simple syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Stir to combine, and pour over ice. Twist the orange peel over the cocktail and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
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