Roseberry Lemonade

 
 
You know how I mentioned it was really hot in Chicago, and we’ve been drinking lots of iced tea and lemonade? And then I told you about the iced tea with tarragon that we had? Well, now I’m here to show you the lemonade we had today. Our small farmer’s market finally had strawberries this week, so we got a pretty large box. Then we realized good, in-season strawberries go bad real fast, so I dunked them in some lemon juice and…problem solved. I also added rosemary to the syrup to give it an interesting flavor. Strawberries go so well with rosemary that I couldn’t pass up the combination… and so the roseberry lemonade was born! I promise, it’s tasty! This is a fun recipe, but I have to point out that the lemonade is pretty sour. If you like sweeter lemonades, you should probably double the amount of simple syrup. 
Roseberry Lemonade
Serves 8
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127 calories
34 g
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1 g
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216 g
6 g
28 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
216g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 28g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
93%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  4. 7 lemons
  5. 1/2 lb strawberries
  6. more water
  7. ice
Instructions
  1. Let's make a simple syrup. Add a cup of water and a cup of sugar to a small pot. Add the rosemary. Bring the water to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the sugar should be completely dissolved and you have a glossy, sweet liquid left over. Take off the heat and let it cool while we assemble the rest of the lemonade.
  2. In a blender, squeeze the juice out of 7 lemons. Don't worry about the seeds now, we'll strain the whole thing later. Add the strawberries to the blender. Discard the rosemary from the simple syrup, and add the syrup to the blender. Blend the mix together until it liquefies.
  3. Strain the blended mix into a 2-quart container (I strained mine using cheese cloth). Add enough water to bring the total amount of liquid to 2 quarts. Refrigerate until it's cold, and then serve over ice.
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calories
127
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
34g
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