The perfect spring drink just might be this lemonade infused with rosemary.
I love infusing lemonade with unique flavors. I crave this Blueberry Mint Lemonade, for example.
The surprising thing about this lemonade is that you smell the rosemary first before you taste it – as you lift a glass to your mouth you smell the lemon and the rosemary.
This is as easy as steeping some rosemary in simple syrup and then adding lemon juice, ice and a sprig of rosemary for extra pizzazz. Who needs little paper umbrellas when you can have real herbs as a twizzle stick?
ROSEMARY INFUSED LEMONADE
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 large sprigs of rosemary (plus more for garnish)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 cups lemon juice
2 cups water
Bring the 1 cup of water and the sugar to a boil. Turn off heat and add 2 sprigs rosemary and the lemon zest. Let steep – and cool to room temperature.
Stir in lemon juice and 2 more cups water.
Serve over ice with rosemary as a garnish if desired.
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