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Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary)

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Easy and simple, these sparkling rosemary are a perfect addition to holiday snacks, drinks, and desserts!
Frosted herbs with snow around it on a cutting board

Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary) is a beautiful and unique holiday decoration that is perfect for desserts and cocktails!

Frosted herbs with snow around it on a cutting board

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I am a sucker for sparkly things.

Plus my favorite theme or trend for Christmas and the winter holidays is a snowy forest.

So twist my arm! These Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary) pieces are just beautiful and remind me of a snowy forest!

Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary) on a slice of wood with a pinecone ornament

They look like a winter storm just came through and left a dusting of snow across the leaves and branches.

A great way to bring the sparkle and magic of winter indoors regardless of where you live!

Stack of Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary)

Just roll the fresh rosemary around in some simple syrup, let them sit until they are sticky but not dry, and then roll around in sugar. That’s it!

The leftover syrup can be used in any way that you would use a simple syrup like cocktails, drinks, or desserts. It will have a faint taste of rosemary but nothing too strong.

Alternatively, you can also choose to leave a couple pieces of rosemary in the simple syrup for an hour to make a true rosemary simple syrup!

A piece of Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary) on a slice of wood with more rosemary and snow around it

I like to make this Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary) along with Sparkling Cranberries for the holidays.

Both of them together just screams Christmas and winter, and the colors look great together.

Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary) on a cutting board with snow around it

Since this rosemary is a long stick, it works beautifully as a cocktail garnish since most of it will stick out of the liquid and stay sparkly.

Add it to any festive cocktail like a Cranberry Old Fashioned.

Stack of Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary)
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Frosted herbs with snow around it on a cutting board

Sparkling Rosemary (Sugared Rosemary)

Easy and simple, these sparkling rosemary are a perfect addition to holiday snacks, drinks, and desserts!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Drying Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 1217kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1.5 ounces fresh rosemary branches (1.5 – 2 ounce package)

Instructions

  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and the water in a medium pot over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil.
  • Add the rosemary pieces and stir to coat (work in batches if desired). Remove the rosemary with a slotted spoon and place them on a cooling rack.
  • Let the rosemary sit for one hour. They will no longer be wet but will be sticky.
  • Roll the rosemary in the remaining sugar to completely coat. Use a fork or spoon to separate the rosemary pieces as needed to fully coat in sugar as sometimes the leaves stick together.
  • Rosemary can be stored in an air tight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

Use the simple syrup in desserts and cocktails!
This recipe can easily be halved based on how many you want to make.
If the rosemary starts to lose the sugar coating over time, they can be re-coated in sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1batch | Calories: 1217kcal | Carbohydrates: 309g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 299g | Vitamin A: 1243IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3mg
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By on November 20th, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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