We love unique flavor combinations, especially when made as a soda syrup. It takes the soda to a sophisticated level, and offers a surprise for guests to whom you may be serving this delicious beverage. The pear and rosemary offers a delightful combination with light pear flavor, and an unexpected depth brought by the rosemary.
Vegan and Gluten-Free Pear Rosemary Soda Syrup
3 ripe pears, sliced
6 springs of rosemary
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the pears, rosemary, sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the pears and rosemary sprigs. Place in airtight container and store. When ready to serve, combine several tablespoons, to taste, with soda water and ice.