This and that: Pineapple Rosemary Syrup - #CIC

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pineapple Rosemary Syrup - #CIC

It is the 20th of the month and time for Crazy Ingredient Challenge.  This month's ingredients didn't seem to crazy to me and ingredients that I use often, although not together.  So, what ingredients are they you ask --- Pineapple and Rosemary.

Pineapple Rosemary Syrup

When I first found out that pineapple and rosemary where the ingredients that were voted on for this month, I thought of making a chicken recipe.  My thoughts went to a rosemary chicken with grilled pineapple.  But as you see I didn't make that but it still is in the books sometime down the road. 

So, what made me pick a syrup.  Well, I love making simple syrups and I love to use them in my coffees and tea.  As I was coming up with a recipe I thought wouldn't these two ingredients taste so good in a white or green tea.  I made the syrup and added to a green iced tea -- A perfect drink for the summer, so refreshing with a yummy sweetness and an undertone of rosemary, a wonderful combination.

Add 1 tbsp or more to taste  Pineapple Rosemary Syrup to cold green tea.  Add ice and enjoy. 

2 tbsp lemon juice
2 sprigs rosemary (you can add more if you would like a bolder taste)
2/3 cup sugar (I used Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar)
Zest of the lemon
1 1/2 cup water
6 oz pineapple juice

Combine sugar, water, lemon zest, lemon juice in a small sauce pan.
Bring to a boil.
Stir in pineapple juice and rosemary.
Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil until the syrup reduces about 1/2.
Take off heat and cool.
Strain and pour into container.  Refrigerate.

Along with the tea, this syrup tastes so good with fresh fruit.  Drizzle some on a bowl of fresh fruit and you feel that you are in heaven.  The fruit that I made was very juice and when slurping up the juice with the syrup it was so good.... and I found another way to use this wonderful Pineapple Rosemary Syrup... I am going to make a yummy fruit drink with it too... I can't wait.

Drizzle Pineapple Rosemary Syrup over fruit salad.
I also drizzled some syrup over my waffles and strawberries.  This was also very tasty but as the syrup needs to be a little thicker to be perfect for waffles.  To make it thicker, just add a small amount of extra sugar and boil longer...

How would you use this syrup?

Are you wondering what this Crazy Ingredient Challenge is about?  Each month we are given a two groups of ingredients to vote on.  The ingredients that have the most votes, are the ingredients that we use.  If you like thinking outside of the box and using ingredients that possibly you think that don't go together, then this group is for you.  You do not have to do the challenge every month, but it is so much fun that it is hard not to do it.  

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  1. I made a syrup for my drink too! Delicious combo!!

  2. Would this be good on waffles or pancakes? It looks delicious!! Loved your use of ingredients

  3. Delicious! I would enjoy this syrup over fruit, ice cream or poured over ice with a splash of tea. Great job.

  4. I think the syrup would be perfect mixed with some rum and turned into a punch.

  5. Looks great. Besides the tea and over waffles you already mentioned, I think it would go nicely drizzled over a vanilla cake instead of icing.

  6. This syrup has so many great uses! I like your suggestion of adding it to iced tea.

  7. I never thought of making a fruit syrup and just keeping it on hand. Great for cocktails too.


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