Rosemary lemonade is a refreshing drink with the light and sweet addition of fresh rosemary!
I love making fresh lemonade in the warm months of spring and summer. Fresh rosemary lemonade is one of my favorite flavors because of the subtle sweetness and lightness that the fresh rosemary brings to the drink.
I first had rosemary lemonade a few years ago at a work event and loved it so much I’ve created my own at home several times since.
Its a perfect drink for any occasion, when you’re just craving something cold and sweet, for a baby shower, for a summer barbecue, or a holiday party.
Some other refreshing drinks that I think you’ll love. Raspberry Lemonade is my favorite flavor of lemonade, but this delicious maple lemonade is sweetened with only 100% maple syrup. If you love the sweet rosemary flavor you’ll love this rosemary grapefruit mocktail. Or I think you might love this hibiscus and cardamon cooler.
To make this drink you’ll make a simple syrup of water and sugar, cook them together until the sugar is dissolved. Then you’ll steep in the fresh rosemary sprigs to give the sugar water that sweet fresh rosemary taste. When its mixed together with the fresh squeeze lemon juice and water it combines to make this most refreshing, sweet, delicious drink.
For the Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary
For the Rosemary Lemonade:
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 4 cups cold water
- Put water and sugar in a small pot over medium high heat.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and allow sugar to fully dissolve.
- Remove from heat and add rosemary sprigs.
- Cover pot and allow to cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Strain the syrup into a pitcher.
- Add fresh lemon juice and cold water to the pitcher and stir together.
- Serve over ice.
First published on June 16, 2013. Photos and text updates on April 8, 2018.