Rosemary-Honey Lemonade Recipe

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The lemon is a fix-it fruit.

This sour hesperidium alkalizes the body, fights against infections, and combats bad breath, fatigue and canker sores.

Thirst? No problem. The lemon is on it.

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Hydrate and cure with this twist on traditional lemonade. The recipe, which yields 1 quart, affords you all the benefits of the lemon with the natural sweetness of honey and woody essence of fresh rosemary.

Ingredients for the Lemonade

  • 6 large lemons
  • 1 cup rosemary-honey simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • 2 cups water
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs (for garnish)

Instructions

Juice the lemons into a pitcher. Whisk in the cooled simple syrup. Add the water and stir.

Refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve over ice, with a sprig of rosemary for garnish.

Ingredients for the Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup orange-blossom honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, roughly chopped

Instructions

Whisk together the honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the mixture is steaming (don't let it come to a boil), turn off the stove.

Place the rosemary in a tea-ball strainer or infuser, and float it in the simple syrup. Allow the simple syrup to cool completely. Remove the tea-ball infuser, and use the simple syrup in the lemonade recipe.

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