This sweet-tart simple syrup is the main attraction in these refreshing, fragrant and sultry Lemon-Rosemary Martinis. (Click on the image to see my aphrodisiac Valentine’s Day menu)
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice to a boil
- Add 2 tbsp. roughly chopped rosemary leaves
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, approx. 10 minutes. Add the zest of 1 lemon
- Transfer syrup to a small metal bowl and let sit until cool (another 10 minutes). Strain, discarding rosemary and zest.
This simple syrup can be used warm, at room temperature or chilled. To store, cover and refrigerate for up to six months.