Lemonade is the perfect hot weather drink. In Texas, I drink a lot of it.
There is something so refreshing about lemonade on a scorching day. But, I don’t need hot weather to enjoy lemonade. Especially, since it is one of my favorite drinks! I like to drink it all year long.
My sister, Elizabeth, makes a really unique lemonade with a surprising twist. She adds fresh rosemary to her homemade lemonade. You might be shocked at this ingredient choice. However, let me assure you, it is really good and a welcomed surprise.
It takes regular lemonade to a whole new level of sophistication. This is the perfect drink to serve at a party or barbecue. To make it extra special, you can serve it with a fresh sprig of rosemary in the glass. You could also freeze pieces of rosemary with water in ice cube trays to make rosemary ice. These ice cubes would look great in this lemonade.
So, if you are looking for the perfect lemonade recipe, you have to try this one.
Elizabeth’s Rosemary Lemonade Recipe
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 lemons
- 4-6 sprigs of rosemary
- Pitcher full of cold water
- In a pot make a simple syrup by combining one cup of sugar, one cup of water and a few pieces of rosemary. Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the temperature and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside until cooled.
- Once the syrup has cooled add it to a large pitcher.
- Fill the pitcher with cold water.
- Roll two lemons on your counter to release the juice. Cut each lemon in half and squeeze into the pitcher.
- Serve in a glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary.