Rosemary Julep

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus 1 sprig for garnish

4 tablespoons bourbon

Splash seltzer

Crushed or cracked ice, for serving


  1. Place the sugar, 1/4 cup water and 2 sprigs rosemary in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Remove the pan from the heat and let the rosemary syrup cool. (This will make a bit more than you need but can be kept in the fridge for quite some time.)
  2. Place 3 tablespoons of the rosemary syrup, the bourbon and seltzer in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until cold and pour in a rocks glass filled with crushed or cracked ice. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.