I had never heard of using rosemary to make Rosemary Lemonade but Jessica, one of our farm members, collected herbs from our farm one week and brought me back a jar of this wonderful rosemary lemonade the next week. I asked her for the recipe to share with all of you. Yum!
Ingredients for Rosemary Lemonade:
- ½ gallon Water
- 5 4-inch sprigs of Rosemary
- 5 4-inch sprigs of Lemon Balm
- 2 Tablespoons of Sulfite-free Unsweetened Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate
- Stevia powder to taste or you can put in some fresh Stevia herb along with the other herbs before steeping in the sun.
Optional: Sweeten your Rosemary Lemonade with Honey or Agave Nectar.
Put half the herbs in a gallon tea jar filled half way with water out in the sunshine to steep for 4-6 hours. Strain the herbs from the liquid. Repeat the process with the other half of the herbs using the water from the first steeping. Strain a second time and add the Lemon Concentrate and Stevia to taste. Enjoy!
Notes: You may want to crush/macerate the herbs before putting them into the jar so that more essential oils will be released into the tea.
Makes one half gallon.
Rosemary Lemonade Recipe courtesy of Jessica Swan, owner of Journey to Wholeness