Easy Instant Pot Juniper Syrup With Rosemary & Orange for Coffee

32 servings
15 min

Don’t you hate it when Starbucks has a great-sounding drink but it’s not available in your country? That’s how I felt when I heard about Starbuck’s Juniper Latte last year.

Today, I have my Instant Pot Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange for you to use at home. It’s not exactly the same but adds a wintery touch to your coffee.

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Winter Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange

What Is a Juniper Latte?

I had never heard of one before I read about Starbucks’ version. It’s a juniper berry syrup with hints of sage and citrus that’s added to expresso with your choice of steamed milk.

I always get soy milk in my lattes, but you have the choice of almond or coconut milk too.

What Does Juniper Taste Like Anyhow?

Juniper tastes piney and is used as the main flavor in gin. If you hate gin, this may not be the syrup for you, maybe try my Pumpkin Spice Syrup or Fall Spice Infused Maple Syrup instead.

Winter Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange

Where Can You Buy Juniper Berries?

You can buy them online at Amazon, Spice Jungle, or even from Walmart. You may be able to find in some fancy groceries, but if you have a Penzey’s, Savory Spice Shop, or other specialty spice shop in your area you should find them there for sure.

Are Juniper and Juniper Berries the Same Thing?

Juniper is a pine-like shrub and the berries they produce are well the juniper berries.

So even though it does taste a bit like a pine tree, it’s derived from the berry of the shrub.

Winter Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange

How Long Do Juniper Berries Last?

I encourage you to buy whole dried juniper berries instead of ground juniper. The berries last about 2 years, after that their flavor begins to fade.

What Can I Use in Place of Sugar?

If you don’t use raw or coconut sugar, you can infuse everything in maple syrup. Just follow the directions for the Fall Spice Infused Maple Syrup.

Winter Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange

How Long Does this Instant Pot Juniper Syrup Last?

It really depends on what you use to sweeten it with. If you use raw or coconut sugar or decide to infuse maple syrup it should last 2 to 3 weeks.

If you choose to use stevia or another alternative it may not last as long.

Winter Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange

Ways to Use Juniper Syrup

  • In a latte
  • If you’re like me it’s great in your cold brew
  • Try a non-alcoholic g and t, by adding the syrup to tonic water
  • Add to sparking water to make a spritzer
  • Make a cocktail with gin (Uncle Val’s is my favorite) and a splash of fresh OJ
  • It’s great in hot tea or hot chocolate too!
Easy Instant Pot Juniper Syrup With Rosemary & Orange for Coffee
Recipe details
  • 32  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 20 juniper berries
  • 1 orange zest only
  • 1 inch sprig fresh rosemary

Add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot.
Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.
Let cool, then strain.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Note: This will work in 3, 6, or 8 quart Instant Pot.
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