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Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

5 from 8 votes
Time: 40 minutes
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This Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour is perfectly smoky, tart, and sweet. Who knew rosemary, maple syrup, and lemon would be such a great addition to bourbon?

It stirs together in 5 minutes and will quickly become your go-to. Not to mention, this bourbon has a great discovery story. Keep reading!

Rosemary Maple Bourbon sour with all it's ingredients.

This recipe was created entirely around the decanter bottle in the pictures. I was at an estate sale here in Arkansas and that beautiful marbled bottle caught my eye. When I picked it up I was pleasantly surprised to see it was full of bourbon, still had the seal on it, and was only $5! Lucky me! Usually you find these types of bottles empty but I had hit the jackpot.

I took it home and did further research on it. Come to find out, it is a rare bottle from the late 60s. At that point I was afraid to break the seal and open it. Was it going to taste terrible? Was it going to be so strong I would grow hair on my chest? I personally love whiskey so I thought to myself, this can’t be bad.

Friends, LET ME TELL YOU… This is the smoothest, most delicious bourbon I have ever had in my life! It is such high quality you can drink it straight on the rocks and enjoy it.

It is so funny to think this gem from the 60s is being enjoyed for the first time 60 years later.

Looking for another delicious and unique alcoholic drink? Check out my Blueberry Gin Cocktail or this Cranberry Bourbon Smash.

2 Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sours


  • Bourbon
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Rosemary Maple Syrup (recipe included)
  • Sprig of Rosemary
  • Lemon Slice
  • Ice
Ingredient shot. Lemons, Lemon Juice, Rosemary, Bourbon, Rosemary Lavender Syrup

How To Make Rosemary Maple Syrup

Place the maple syrup in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Once it does remove it from the heat and throw in your rosemary. Cover the pot to allow it to steep until the mixture has come to room temperature.

Once it is at room temperature remove the rosemary and pour the rosemary maple syrup into a glass container. This syrup will last about a month refrigerated in a glass, air-tight container.

TIP: Try this Rosemary Maple Syrup on your French toast, it’s amazing!

Rosemary Maple Bourbon sour with all it's ingredients.

Let’s Make This Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour!

It is super simple! Find yourself a glass and fill it half way with ice. Add your bourbon, rosemary maple syrup, and lemon juice. Stir it up and garnish with a rosemary sprig and lemon slice. DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

What If I Don’t Like Bourbon?

So, it is called a Bourbon Sour but it is not necessarily required. Sours can be made with just about any alcohol. You can substitute the Bourbon for whiskey, white rum, etc.

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Rosemary Maple Bourbon sour with all it's ingredients.

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

Elizabeth Swoish
This Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour is perfectly smoky, tart, and sweet. Who knew rosemary, maple syrup, and lemon would be such a great addition to bourbon?! It stirs together in 5 minutes and will quickly become your go-to!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Rosemary Maple Syrup 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1 drink
Calories 156 kcal


Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

  • ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice; - freshly squeezed
  • ounces rosemary maple syrup
  • rosemary sprig - for garnish
  • lemon slice - for garnish

Rosemary Maple Syrup

  • 3 ounces maple syrup
  • rosemary sprig


Rosemary Maple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup on medium heat until it simmers.
  • Remove from heat and submerge a sprig of rosemary in the maple syrup.
  • Cover the saucepan and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled remove the rosemary sprig and place in a glass container or jar. Refrigerate.

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

  • In an ice filled glass add the bourbon, lemon juice, and rosemary maple syrup.
  • Stir until combined and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a lemon slice.


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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 20th, 2021
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About Elizabeth Swoish

Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

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