Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Holiday Gifts: Rosemary & Sage Simple Syrup

Julip Made herb simple syrup DIY holiday gift2 Simple syrups are one of the easiest ways to spiff up a cocktail and the good news is that they are equally easy to make and make great homemade holiday gifts.  Simple syrups, such as this rosemary and sage simple syrup make great gifts when paired with a bottle of spirits or even as a set of different flavors.  These syrups can accentuate numerous cocktails including this or this or this. See after the jump for ingredients and recipe...
Julip Made herb simple syrup diy holiday gifts4 Ingredients:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • several sprigs of rosemary or sage
* makes 1 1/3 cups
Julip Made herb simple syrup DIY holiday gifts3
  1. In a small saucepan, mix the sugar and water.  
  2. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer until sugar is melted.  Turn off heat.
  3. Place herbs in water and steep as you would a tea for several hours.
  4. Let cool before serving or bottling.
Julip Made rosemary simple syrup DIY holiday gift Julip Made herb simple syrup DIY holiday gift To package I bought several 12 ounce bottles from Sur La Table similar to this one. I created labels using scraps of card stock and pretty papers from Paper Source and tied them with metallic baker's twine.

Stay tuned for upcoming gift guides and more DIY holiday gift ideas!
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PSS.  I'm also over at one of my favorite design blogs (and people), Gabby's Savvy Home sharing my favorite holiday traditions and a couple gifts I have my eye on.  Check it out here!


  1. Love this idea! Might have to make some post holiday when I actually have some time.

  2. omg. im so making this! i have these bottles from sur la table also!

  3. this is such an amazing idea! would love to try these! x

  4. I love anything rosemary!! I really have to try this!! =)

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  5. such a simple (ha) idea for a gift...love it

  6. Love the homemade simple syrup idea.

  7. I'll definitely try it! Looks so great! Thank you for sharing!
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