Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rosemary Lemonade

It has been so warm lately. I absolutely love it. I love being outside in just a shorts and t shirt and not being cold and not being too hot. Utter perfection. The other day I was walking home from class and past one of the huge rosemary bushes that are alllllll over Berkeley. The smell caught my attention and I picked some and rubbed it between my hands like I sometimes do to extract the plants oils and make my hands smell amazing. I kept walking but the smell was so great and the weather was so warm I instantly wanted a refreshing glass of rosemary lemonade. So I turned around picked some more rosemary sprigs and went home to make a simple syrup. While the sugar and water were boiling I went outside to our lemon tree and picked the biggest ones. I juiced them, mixed the juice with water and put it in the fridge so it could chill.

After the sugar dissolved and boiled the syrup was ready and I immediately put rosemary in it, covered it and let it infuse for half an hour. After I mixed the rosemary syrup with the lemonade and voila I had an absolutely delicious and 100% refreshing drink. One of my favorite parts was that I didn't have to buy the rosemary, lemons or the water All I needed was sugar, everything else was foraged. Urban foraging at its best. I highly suggest making this.


Recipe somewhat closely related to this, minus the booze: Lemonade


  1. I am totally making this soon. I was sampling on a farm for work and the lady there made us fresh lemonade cause it was hot and I forgot how great it is. Also who can resist running their hands through rosemary??? NO ONE.

  2. it just smells so amazing!!!

  3. Aw, I miss stealing rosemary from every corner of Berkeley! <3