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cocktail made with whiskey and infused honey and rosemary simple syrup

Rosemary and Honey Whiskey Cocktail

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Anything made with an infused simple syrup is destined for greatness — and this Rosemary & Honey Whiskey Cocktail is no different. Very similar to an Old Fashioned, this cocktail combines your favorite whiskey, bitters, and simple syrup for a tasty beverage you’re sure to enjoy.


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For the Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 rosemary sprigs

For the Whiskey Cocktail: 

  • 3 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz rosemary and honey simple syrup
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 rosemary sprig, garnish
  • 1 orange peel, garnish


  1. Add the water, sugar, and honey to a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar dissolves, add the rosemary sprigs and boil for an additional minute. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for an additional 10 minutes. 
  2. Add whiskey, bitters, and rosemary & honey simple syrup into a cocktail glass and stir. 
  3. Add one large ice cube (paid link), then garnish with an orange peel and rosemary sprig. Serve immediately. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 243
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg