Rosemary Peach Infused Lemonade

2013-07-05 18.43.09Summertime is full of fun, seasonal cuisine. Watermelon, strawberries and, of course, fresh herbs! This delicious rosemary and peach infused lemonade is a favorite among our staff and sure to quench your thirst on a hot summer afternoon.

There are two ways to make this delicious beverage: 1) homemade lemonade or, 2) store-bought lemonade.

Option 1: Homemade Lemonade
1 cup lemon juice (about 8-12 lemons)
2 cups rosemary infused simple syrup (recipe below)
3 cups water
2-4 cups ice
1 cup peach puree (about 2-3 peaches)
 
Combine lemon juice, rosemary infused simple syrup, water, ice and peach puree. Stir and serve.
 
Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup
1 cup of sugar
2 cups water
3-4 tablespoons dried lavender OR about 5-8 sprigs of freshly chopped rosemary
 

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Combine sugar and water in saucepan and heat over medium-high until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and add rosemary. Steep for 10 minutes to an hour, depending on flavor desired. Strain rosemary before adding simple syrup to lemonade.
 
Option 2: Store-Bought Lemonade
1 quart of organic lemonade 
1 cup peach puree (about 2-3 peaches)
5-8 sprigs of fresh rosemary chopped
 
Combine ingredients and let steep overnight. Strain and enjoy!

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