On a hot, humid and sticky summer day, there is no drink that is more refreshing then a lemonade. For me any variety of lemonade will do because i love anything lemony. However this rosemary lemonade is my fave. It is such a delicious thirst quencher and it takes a drink that we all know to another level.
I have been struggling to sleep recently which is as fun as it sounds. When i get towards the end of the day i am either grumpy or giddy through exhaustion. The great thing is, i get through a lot of work before the kids wake up with all their energy and noise.
I am catching up with the Celebrity Masterchef (UK) final today as i missed it yesterday. I think Jimmy Osmond is such a happy chappy and so endearing. He is also passionate, sweet, enthusiastic, excited and such a pleasure to watch, so i’m rooting for him. Watching him with all them thermometers reminds me of when i make caramels or crunchie which i cannot make without being inundated with requests! I love when the music reaches fever pitch and the contestants are rushing around! I get so into it. My son also loves watching it but mainly because he always likes to make sure the ‘girl’ loses. My dream home would have the best herb and veg garden, all the wonderful kitchen tandoors/spit roasts/pizza oven etc in the garden. That is also something my husband would love.
As i have mentioned before though, i would never survive under that amount of pressure. I would probably end up frying my finger or something. I mean cooking for Atul Kochar, Cyrus Todiwala and Sabrina Ghayour would be enough to send me into full blown panic. I would be asking for a fan and a paper bag instead of a ladle and a spoon.
Anyway here is that yummy rosemary lemonade recipe!
- 4 large lemons
- 380 ml water
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 sprig rosemary
- Ice cubes
- In a small plate, grate the zest from the lemons.
- In a small bowl, juice the lemons and put the bowl into the fridge.
- In a medium pan over a medium heat, pour in the water and add the sugar, lemon zest and rosemary.
- Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove and cool completely.
- Strain the syrup into the chilled lemon juice.
- Serve with ice cubes and a small sprig of rosemary.