Making your own cocktail syrups is an easy way to infuse more flavor into your drinks. It is also an inexpensive option instead of purchasing different liqueurs for your home bar! The syrups listed below can be made quickly and are a must have ingredient for any home mixologist. These four flavored recipes use honey instead of sugar for a healthier aspect and are great for cocktails, mocktails, gifts, and more.

* these cocktail syrups can be stored in airtight containers in the fridge for 1 month*

LemonGinger Syrup

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the ingredients.
  2. Bring all ingredients to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Then, reduce heat.
  3. Stirring often, simmer the mixture for 7 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced to half its size.
  4. Filter through a strainer, discarding the ginger root.

Rosemary Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 5 sprigs of garden rosemary
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the honey and water. 
  2. Stir to dissolve the honey. Then, place the rosemary sprigs into the honey water.
  3. Turn the stove on high until the liquid comes to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool for 20 minutes. Strain out the rosemary sprigs. 

Coconut Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 2-3 drops pure coconut extract (optional for stronger flavor)
  1. In a small pot, combine the water and honey and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in the flaked coconut, then remove from the heat.
  3. Add 2-3 drops coconut extract (optional). Let sit for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
  4. Strain the liquid into a clean saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

Spiced Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 slice of orange peel
  1. In a small pot, combine the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil for 4-5 minutes, or longer if you want the flavor to be stronger.
  3. Set aside to cool. Then, pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a small glass bottle.

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