Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Dinner.... drinks anyone?

I will have to admit that I concidered the following as your Sunday Dinner feature...

1. turn on computer
2. find favorite pizza delivery
3. order

thats how tired I am right now.... HaHa! But I couldnt do that to you, so I thought we would keep it simple, cool & Thirst quinching!

This is one of our favorite things to whip up when we have guests...

Rosemary Lemonade


20 fresh lemons
2 cups of simple syrup
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup sugar
5 sprigs of fresh rosemary (reserved 2 for garnish)
1 quart of water (spring water)
1 whole lemon sliced for garnish


Cut the lemons in half and juice it through a cheesecloth or

In a medium saucepan, combine the rosemary sprigs, sugar, and water, and bring to a simmer. Let cook for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened and well-infused.

In a pitcher, add the fresh squeezed lemon juice and water, then pour in the infused syrup. Do not pour all the syrup in at once.

add 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary, sliced lemon for garnish, and crushed ice.

Want a limeyer {I know thats NOT a word!} version... well then add Limes!!

I like to give this as hostess gifts as well, by putting the fresh herbs in pretty bottles with the lemons then pouring in the lemonade.

Also, you can of course make this a fabulous adult beverage & add a peach vodka! YUM!

So if this week hands you lemons...

♥ Tawny

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