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Rosemary Lemonade Slushies

Lemonade…a Summertime favorite in many homes. Sitting on the front porch and enjoying the evening breeze and the company of neighbors with a glass of lemonade. What could be more refreshing than that? How does some Rosemary Lemonade Slushies grab you?

We recently turned our raised garden bed into an herb garden and will plant a larger garden this weekend. In the meantime we have been on the lookout for new ways to use the fresh herbs that we are beginning to harvest.

With the official start to Summer this weekend, you will probably have the grill fired up. It’s the perfect opportunity to surprise your guest when you add a bag full of lemons to the grill. They’re sure to gather around with curiosity and wonder but they’ll never guess what you have up your sleeve.

Grilling the lemons not only adds to the beautiful presentation of the slushie it also performs a function. When you heat the lemon halves up they swell and it helps release all the tartness of the lemon.

These Rosemary Lemonade Slushies are packed with lemons and making the simple syrup really infuses the rosemary into every sip.

Rosemary Lemonade Slushies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3 glasses about 8 oz. each

Rosemary Lemonade Slushies

Refreshing drink that burst with lemon and rosemary flavors. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

  • 10 large lemons
  • 1-2 cups sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
  • 4 rosemary sprigs, 6 inches
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Lemonade
  • 8 cups of water
  • Slushies
  • 6 cups of ice

Instructions

  1. Zest several lemons to make 1 tablespoon of zest
  2. In a small saucepan on the stove, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, lemon zest and rosemary
  3. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 30 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 1/4 cups
  4. Remove from heat and discard rosemary, cool completely
  5. Preheat grill to 350 - 400 degrees (medium-high)
  6. Cut lemons in half, place on grill cut side down and grill for about 7 minutes or until lightly browned
  7. Remove lemons from grill, cool 10 minutes
  8. Squeeze juice from 9 lemons into a measuring cup to equal 1 1/2 cups. (add additional lemon juice from a jar if necessary)
  9. Stir together lemon juice and rosemary syrup
  10. Lemonade
  11. Add 8 cups cold water to pitcher and stir in lemonade mixture. Serve over ice with grilled lemon wedges and rosemary sprigs
  12. Slushies
  13. Add ice to blender and about 1 1/2 cups lemonade mixture. Blend well. Add more sugar if needed. Serve with grilled lemon wedges and rosemary sprigs
http://pocketchangegourmet.com/rosemary-lemonade-slushies/

This recipe is adapted from All Fired Up Cookbook

 

Comments

  1. Yum! I love drinks like these! =)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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