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Rosemary Lemonade: A Sip of Herbal Bliss

Rosemary Lemonade is a sip of herbal bliss. Imagine a beverage that captures the essence of summer in every sip – a fusion of tart lemons and fragrant rosemary. This drink is not just about quenching thirst; it’s an aromatic experience you’ll love.

This rosemary lemonade recipe ideal for bringing to backyard barbecues, sipping on your front porch, or serving at lunch with friends. It’s the perfect twist to classic lemonade.

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The Best Rosemary Lemonade Recipe - Rosemary Lemonade in a Glass with Fresh Rosemary Sprigs and Lemon Slices
Fresh Rosemary Lemonade Recipe with a Fresh Rosemary Sprig on Warm Days

When I first made herbal-infused lemonade, I brought it to my sister’s for everyone to taste. Everyone had a different thought about the strength of the rosemary flavor. You’ll want to make it for yourself first and adjust the amount of rosemary used to your taste.

One of my favorite things to do is use herbs in my drinks and food, and this recipe is perfect for fresh rosemary. You’ll want to make a large batch for parties.

Interesting Facts About Rosemary

Easy Rosemary Lemonade Recipe Ingredient - Fresh Rosemary Sprigs in a Bundle
Easy Rosemary Lemonade Recipe Ingredient – Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • Rosemary is thought to bring good luck to newlyweds in Mediterranean cultures. Baskets of the herb are given to the couples at their wedding.
  • You will find rosemary throughout the hillsides and near the sea in Mediterranean Europe.
  • Rosemary flowers vary in colors, like purple, indigo blue, and light blue. They are picked from May through August.
  • Brides often wore rosemary at their wedding because it symbolized happiness, loyalty, and love.
  • Legend has it that rosemary originally had white flowers. They were changed to blue when the virgin Mary placed her blue cloak upon a rosemary bush while resting.

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The Best Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

Here’s How to Make Rosemary Lemonade

Ingredients

  • Fresh Lemons: You’ll need about 5-6 medium-sized lemons to yield enough juice for the lemonade.
  • Rosemary Sprigs: Fresh rosemary is crucial for infusing flavor into your lemonade. This recipe calls for four rosemary sprigs. Have extra rosemary sprigs on hand for garnish.
  • Granulated Sugar: Measure out 1 cup sugar to sweeten the homemade lemonade. Adjustments can be made to taste.
  • Water: Have 6 cups of water on hand – 2 cups for the simple syrup and 4 cups water to dilute the lemon juice.
Rosemary Simple Syrup Recipe - Water, Sugar, Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
Rosemary Simple Syrup Recipe – Water, Sugar, Fresh Rosemary Sprigs

Directions

  1. Gather Ingredients: Assemble 5-6 lemons, 3-4 sprigs of aromatic rosemary, 1 cup of sugar, and 6 cups of water.
  2. Create Rosemary Syrup: Mix two cups of water with the sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan. Stir the mixture until the sugar fully dissolves. Add the four rosemary sprigs to the mixture and reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes to allow the rosemary steep to infuse its flavor.
  3. Cool the Syrup: Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to come to room temperature. Remove the rosemary sprigs with a mesh strainer after the desired level of infusion is reached.
  4. Juice Lemons: While the syrup cools, squeeze enough lemons to produce about 1 cup lemon juice. You can also use Meyer lemons instead of regular lemons.
  5. Combine: Mix the cup of lemon juice with the rosemary-infused syrup in a large pitcher. Add the remaining 4 cups of cold water. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  6. Serve and Garnish: Pour the lemonade into glasses filled with ice. Garnish each glass with lemon wedges and a small sprig of rosemary for that extra touch of herby elegance. Serve lemonade in a Mason jar for a fun twist.

Creative Variations

  • Explore Herbaceous Twists: Consider adding fresh basil leaves while infusing the syrup. Alternatively, adding lavender buds can create a floral and relaxing undertone.
  • Bourbon Boost: For an adult version, a splash of bourbon can transform the rosemary lemonade into a sophisticated cocktail, perfect for evening summer parties. You can also add a splash of vodka.
  • Sweeten with Honey: Use honey instead of sugar for a syrup that lends a rich, earthy sweetness and pairs wonderfully with rosemary’s herbal notes.
  • Sparkling Twist: Mix the rosemary-infused syrup and lemon juice with sparkling water for a fizzy rendition.
  • Rosemary Ice Cubes: Freeze rosemary sprigs in ice cube trays with water to keep your lemonade cool without diluting its zesty flavor. You can also add lemon zest to your ice cubes.
The Best Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

How long does Lemonade with Rosemary last in the fridge?

Homemade lemonade will last 5-7 days in the refrigerator when properly stored.

Take the plunge and try this herbal-infused lemonade. It might become your favorite lemonade flavor. Fresh herbs are a fun way to jazz up your drink recipes.

In the comments below, let me know how you liked this rosemary lemonade recipe. I would also love to hear your creative takes on this recipe. Sharing your twist might inspire someone to discover their new favorite summer beverage.

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Yield: 6 cups

The Best Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Rosemary Lemonade is a sip of herbal bliss. Imagine a beverage that captures the essence of summer in every sip - you've found it!

Ingredients

  • 5-6 medium-sized lemons
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary (about 6 inches)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • Additional rosemary sprigs and lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, mix 2 cups of water and sugar over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the sprigs of rosemary to the pan and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes to allow the herb to infuse its flavor.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to come to room temperature. Remove the rosemary sprigs after the desired level of infusion is reached.
  3. While the syrup cools, squeeze enough lemons to produce about 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  4. In a large pitcher, mix the lemon juice with the rosemary-infused syrup. Add the remaining 4 cups of cold water. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Pour the lemonade into glasses filled with ice. Garnish each glass iwth a slice of lemon and a small sprig of rosemary.

Notes

Explore Herbaceaous Twists: Consider adding fresh basil leaves while you infuse the syrup. Alternatively, adding lavendar buds can create a floral and relaxing undertone.

Bourbon Boost: For an adult version, a splash of bourbon can transform the rosemary lemonade into a sophisticated cocktail.

Sweeten with Honey: Use honey in place of sugar for a syrup that lends a rich, earthy sweetness and pairs wonderfully with rosemary's herbal notes.

Sparkling Twist: Mix the rosemary-infused syrup and lemon juice with sparkling water for a fizzy rendition.

Rosemary Ice Cubes: Freeze rosemary sprigs in ice cube trays with water to keep your lemonade cool without diluting its herbal flavor.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 4gSugar 54gProtein 2g

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