Did you take Christine’s lead and spruce up your outdoor living space over the weekend? Hopefully you did! Now you need a refreshing beverage to enjoy while you are soaking up the sun and fresh air in your newly improved space and I’ve got just the ticket – Strawberry Rosemary Lemonade! There’s nothing like fresh lemonade and I think it tastes even better if you are enjoying it outside. Do you agree?
If you are lucky enough to have a lemon tree, go pick some of it’s fruit, or grab some fresh lemons from the store and get squeezing! Here’s how my kids and I made this tasty concoction.
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 cups water, divided
- 2 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
- 1/2 cup strawberry juice (approximately 1 pint)
- Lemon slices, strawberry slices, and rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional)
- Peel lemons.
- Rinse and hull strawberries.
- Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rosemary. Stir periodically until the sugar is dissolved. Remove rosemary sprigs.
- Juice lemons and strawberries.
- Combine lemon juice, strawberry juice, rosemary simple syrup (sugar water), and 4 cups of water.
- Refrigerate until chilled.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
- For an adult beverage, add a shot of vodka to each glass.
TIP: We used a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer juicer to squeeze every last drop of juice out of each lemon.
When my husband got this as a gift a couple of years ago I thought for sure it would be just another kitchen gadget taking up space in the cabinet. But, I was very wrong (a rarity! HA!) – we use this thing ALL the time and it works great! So great in fact that we had left over lemon juice. Yay! I simply put 1 cup portions in freezer bags and popped them in the freezer to be used the next time we want lemonade.