Herbal Brainstorm Rosemary-Raspberry Lemonade

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef Sunshine

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.

Top Review by Linky

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!

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).

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