Lemon and Rosemary Bourbon Sour

There’s something about Bourbon that makes us think of warmth and coziness. Perhaps it’s just that – a nice Bourbon will warm us up after all. This week we decided to make a whiskey sour cocktail with a little twist. Ok, here it goes. Listen up…

How does a whiskey sour with rosemary sound? If you haven’t tasted it yet, you must. This quick and simple recipe will have you grinning cheek to cheek while you bear the rest of this chilly winter. This delicious cocktail is inspired by the folks at Foxes Love Lemons. Here’s what you’ll need:

lemon and rosemary ingredients


Rosemary Simple Syrup

2-3 sprigs of rosemary

1/2 cups of granulated sugar

1/2 cups of water

Whiskey Sour

1-1/2 ounces of bourbon or your favorite whiskey

1 ounce of fresh lemon

3/4 of the rosemary syrup

ice cubes and rosemary for garnish


First, you’ll want to cook up your rosemary simple syrup. Just like it’s name it really is simple. Bring tour water to a boil. Once it begins to boil, bring it down to a simmer and begin adding your fresh rosemary and sugar. In order to get the aromas and juices to come out more in the sauce pan consider taking the flat end of a knife and gently hit the sprigs with it before you drop them in the water. Let your mixture simmer for about 4-6 minutes. You’ll want to make sure all of the sugar is melted before you take it off the stove. Let the mixture cool and then pour it into a container and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.rosemary simple syrup

After your rosemary simple syrup is ready to go you can start shaking up your cocktail. Start by adding all your the ingredients for the whiskey sour into a cocktail shaker, then add the rosemary simple syrup and ice. Shake it well. Serve your cocktail over ice.

rosemary bourbon cocktail recipe


lemon and rosemary bourbon cocktail

We decided to change it up and instead of serving up this bourbon sour in a low ball we decided to opt for some cocktail glasses. We used our hand cut Fuego wine glass and our Morning Frost wine glass. There are really no rules on how to enjoy your beverage. Cheers!