Lovage Syrup for Cocktails!

This recipe came from the New York Times. Last year I experimented with making rhubarb syrup to mix into cocktails and drinks. So why not try the same with Lovage?

1 cup sugar

½ cup lovage leaves

1 bottle (750 milliliters) prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled

8 lime wedges, optional

  1. Combine sugar and a cup of water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves, then turn off heat. Add lovage leaves and let syrup infuse for 3 hours.
  3. Strain, discarding lovage.

To make your cocktail….

  1. Measure 2 teaspoons syrup (or more to taste) into each of 8 Champagne flutes or other glasses.
  2. Top with prosecco and garnish with lime wedges.
  3. Leftover syrup is nice tossed with plums.