Rosemary Stinger Cocktail

Bitter, sweet, citrusy, refreshing, spicy, complex. This is a summer sipping drink.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 cocktails


Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary, chopped


  • ice cubes

  • 3 fluid ounces bourbon

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces orange liqueur

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces amaro liqueur (such as Fernet Branca®)

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters (such as Angostura®)

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 2 orange peel strips


  1. Combine water, sugar, and rosemary in a microwave-safe glass jar. Microwave and bring to a boil, about 2 minutes, watching carefully to ensure it doesn't boil over.

  2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes; bring to a boil again. Let syrup sit until cooled, 15 to 20 minutes. Strain out the spent rosemary.

  3. Measure 3 fluid ounces of rosemary simple syrup, ice, bourbon, orange liqueur, amaro liqueur, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker and mix. Pour into glasses, add bitters to each, and top with a sprig of rosemary and an orange peel strip.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of rosemary simple syrup. The actual amount of syrup used is 3 fluid ounces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

622 Calories
1g Fat
120g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 622
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 120g 43%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 111g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 26mg 131%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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