Mar 11
2021

Rosemary Lemonade–Hello (almost) Spring!

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*I teamed up with doTERRA to bring you this post.

I know we technically have 9 more days until Spring officially makes her debut, but we have recently had some warm days here in northern Utah that have me thinking that Spring is trying to pull a fast one on Mother Nature.  It has me a springy mood, wanting to pull out lighter clothing and make things like lemonade.

One of my favorite ways to make homemade lemonade is to dress it up with an herby simple syrup, especially a rosemary simple syrup.  Rosemary and lemonade were made to go together–whether it’s in savory dishes or sweet, they make each other sing. Rosemary was a sacred plant in ancient Greece, and its use daters back to 500 B.C., when it was used by the ancient Roman and Grecian cultures as a medicinal herb, as well as in their cooking.  It’s no wonder, as it supports healthy digestion and internal organ function when it is ingested.  It’s scent is energizing as well. 

The absolute easiest way to add rosemary to simple syrup is through the use of doTERRA Rosemary essential oil.  A few drops and a moment of your time will transform your simple syrups into flavorful sweeteners.  Join me welcoming spring with this refreshing rosemary lemonade!

Rosemary Lemonade

Give your homemade lemonade an herbaceous boost with a rosemary simple syrup.

Servings 8
Author Rachael Hutchings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 3 -- 5 drops doTERRA Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, seeds and pulp strained out

Instructions

  1. Make a rosemary simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 3/4 cup of the water in a small (1 quart) saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, stirring to help the sugar dissolve.

  2. Once the sugar has all dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.

  3. Stir in the doTERRA Rosemary Essential Oil, then transfer it to a glass jar and refrigerate it until chilled.

  4. Stir together the lemon juice, rosemary simple syrup, and remaining 5 1/4 cups of water in a pitcher.

*Discloure: This post was written in partnership with doTERRA.  They supplied product for this post, but I received no further compensation.  All opinions and experiences are my own.

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