Not Your Momma’s Lemonade Recipe

Not Your Momma’s Lemonade

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • Flavoring agent (choose one):
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lavender buds
    • 12 fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
    • 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • Zest of two lemons

Juice of 3 or 4 lemons, freshly squeezed (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)

Combine 2 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar and the flavoring agent in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Cover and let steep 1/2 hour. Strain the syrup. Add the lemon zest, remaining 4 cups water and 1/2 cup of the lemon juice. Taste and add more lemon juice if desired. Chill before serving.

To serve: Pour over ice in a tall glass; garnish with a sprig of lavender, a basil leaf or a sprig of rosemary.