I had never heard of using rosemary to make Rosemary Lemonade but Jessica, one of our farm members at Elk Meadow Farm & Nursery, 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!
Recipe of the Month: 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 the herbs before putting them into the jar so that more essential oils will be released into the tea.
Makes one half gallon.