Recipes from the Garden: Strawberry-Rosemary Lemonade

By Guest Contributor Amy Lemley Bailey of 

The word lemonade brings visions of swimming pools and front porch swings to my head. This strawberry-rosemary lemonade recipe uses flavors of the season and is a delicious, refreshing way to kick off summer and beat the heat. Since it’s also strawberry season and these little tastes of heaven are so ripe and sweet, why not add them to your lemonade! Plus, you can easily make it into a cocktail by simply adding 1.5 oz vodka to each ice-filled glass and then pour in the lemonade.

Strawberry-Rosemary Lemonade

Strawberry Syrup

1 cup fresh strawberries or strawberry tops

4 cups water

2-3 cups sugar


Combine all ingredients in a large saute pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool. Strain syrup through fine mesh strainer into storage container.


3-4 lemons, freshly squeezed

1 1/2 cup strawberry syrup

4-6 sprigs of rosemary

1 cup water (still or sparkling)


Add lemon juice and strawberry syrup to a large shaker or pitcher. Muddle rosemary leaves and add to shaker/pitcher. Shake or stir vigorously. Strain into glass over ice. Add water and stir. Garnish with strawberry and rosemary sprig, if desired.

For more garden inspired lemonade recipes, check out 6 Best Homemade Lemonade Recipes at

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