Herbal Brainstorm Rosemary-Raspberry Lemonade

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This beautiful, refreshing drink is a fusion of herbs, flowers and good old-fashioned lemonade. It can be served iced or warm, and it really gives a nice lift to the brain. A great party drink, this treat can be sipped on a hot summer day.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make a rosemary infusion:.
  2. Measure out 1-2 ounces (about 1/2-1 cup) of dried herbs per quart of boiling water. If using fresh herbs, double the amount of plant material. Combine the herbs in a pot.
  3. Pour 1 quart of boiling water over the herbs.
  4. Strain, and sweeten lightly with honey if desired.
  5. Make the lemonade:.
  6. After the rosemary infusion. Stir, cover and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Strain out the rosemary leaves, and add the fresh lemon and honey or maple syrup. Stir well and transfer to a festive glass bowl.
  8. Add the raspberries and ice cubes, and garnish with a few sprinkles of edible flowers such as basil blossoms, borage, calendula, lavender, rose petals or nasturtiums).
Most Helpful

I used the amount of rosemary listed in the ingredients (rather than the amount in the directions) and the rosemary flavor was very intense. Maybe I let it steep too long. As my DH said, it was interesting. It sure looked pretty! I'll try this again with less time for steeping the rosemary!

Linky May 11, 2009

I brought this to a potluck, and the ladies all raved about it! I used fresh rosemary from my garden, and the flavor that it added was very subtle, mostly herby, but when identified, it was a really nice addition to the lemonade. This tasted very sophisticated. Thank you so much for posting!

CraftScout August 13, 2008

A MUST try Lemonade. It is very easy to make and the outcome is great. You have the full flavor of rosemary with the fruity sour taste of lemons. I have used less honey to sweeten the lemonade and this works very well and supports the herbal flavors a lot. The slight bitterness is very refreshing. It is completed by the sweet fruity taste of raspberries. Next time I will try it with blueberries. They might be a great alternative for raspberries, because I like them with rosmary. This lemonade is a great start of a party or dinner - try it! Thanks for sharing this unusual and exciting lemonade, which causes really a brainstorm.

Thorsten August 17, 2005