Nothing is quite as refreshing as a tall glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer’s night. But, why not create a new twist to your old favorite. Try this delicious rosemary-infused watermelon lemonade. It also makes a great martini served in a sugar-rimmed glass with a garnish of watermelon wedge and a twist of lemon. Fabulous!
Makes 8 servings
- 2 cups water
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 sprig rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
- 8 cups ice cubes
- Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in the rosemary, and set aside to steep for 1 hour.
- Place half of the lemon juice, and half of the watermelon into a blender. Strain the rosemary syrup through a mesh strainer into the blender. Cover and puree until smooth. Strain into a pitcher, then puree the remaining lemon juice and watermelon. Stir the lemonade before serving over ice.
For the adult version: Add 8 ounces of gin or vodka to the pitcher before serving.