My husband and I have a huge rosemary bush in our front yard and I’m always looking for new ways to use it. Rosemary is full of antioxidants and is so good for you! I constantly use rosemary when cooking. I also love to garnish with it and use it in cocktails. I am a big fan of lemonade, especially on a hot summer day. This lemonade is so refreshing, herby and really pretty. It’s perfect on its own poured over ice, but can also be spiked with a shot or two of vodka.
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 5-6 lemons)
- 5 cups of water
- 1 cup rosemary simple syrup
- Rosemary sprigs for garnish
- Sliced lemons for garnish
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 sprigs of rosemary
To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Then remove from heat and add in rosemary. Let sit until syrup has cooled.
Meanwhile, juice about 5 or 6 lemons to yield one cup of lemon juice. Pour the juice and 5 cups of water into a large pitcher. Strain the rosemary from the simple syrup and discard the rosemary. Add syrup to the pitcher and stir. Then add in sliced lemons and several sprigs of rosemary for garnish. Refrigerate until ready to use.