Tangy, herby and oh so pretty in rose!
A pretty rose drink is a hallmark of summer. There is just something about drinking pink lemonade that makes you feel like a kid on summer vacation. With this easy recipe, you can make a grown up version of that iconic summer drink. Our rosemary rose lemonade will have you reminiscing about your childhood while enjoying your rose lemonade in a more grown up wat.
“that makes you feel like a kid on summer vacation”
We start by infusing water with the flavor of fresh rosemary. By boiling the rosemary sprigs with the water, the natural oils of the rosemary come out and impart their herby taste quite quickly. We recommend only steeping the rosemary for the amount of time suggested. Too long and the drink can get a little bitter or overpowering. Fifteen minutes is the sweet spot!
Use fresh squeezed lemon juice if possible as it will have the strongest, most tasty flavor. You can even try using Meyer lemon juice that is much more floral for a different flavor in your drink. You can get one and a half cups of lemon juice from about 5 large lemons.
We add a few drops of pink gel food coloring to make our rosemary lemonade a beautiful pink color. Gel food coloring is much stronger than liquid food coloring so just a drop or two will do (unless you want a hot pink lemonade!). Of course, you can skip the food coloring all together and go with the classic, light yellow shade of lemonade. We just can’t resist that pink color!