Monday, June 7, 2010

A Glam Summer Lemonade



Since when lemonade has to be ordinary right?  This weekend I served a special lemonade recipe for my husband as a treat after his hard work on a gardening project we have in the works.  I developed this recipe after drinking something similar in Calgary at the River Cafe in Prince’s Island Park a couple of Summers ago.
It is a really simple recipe, but sure to impress your guest.  Here is what you need per glass:
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • One tablespoon of honey infused with rosemary
  • Crushed or small ice
  • Sparkling water
  • A couple of raspberries
  • A straw to mix it
You will have to pour the honey and the juice at the bottom of the glass first, then fill it with ice, pour in the water, then pop in the berries.  The idea is for the guest to experience the honey lemon sweetness first as they sip thru the straw.  It is like sunshine in a glass…

Enjoy!

Linking to: Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Making the World Cuter Monday, Made it Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Keeping it Simple, Toot your Horn Tuesday, Tip Junkie Tuesday, Take a Look Tuesday,

30 comments:

Marija said...

Love this idea! Who doesn't love a fresh glass of lemonade in the summertime!? The addition of rosemary feels so "adult". Will definitely try...

Casa Bella said...

Yum! Great picture too.

myletterstoemily said...

that sounds incredibly refreshing!
thanks for the recipe.

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Looks delish! xx

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Sounds delish!

OneCraftyFox said...

It sounds divine! I can't wait to try it. I hope you had a fantastic weekend Catherine :)

Mimi said...

Honey infused with rosemary? Now that sounds fantastic! I think I could try that in many ways. The lemonade too is way easier to make than most recipes I've come across.
Lovely photos too!

Manang Kim said...

That is refreshing!! Happy Monday!

MYM~Asiatic Lily

Struggler said...

The rosemary honey sounds like a really winning ingredient!

Jo said...

This sounds like the perfect refresher after working in the hot sun.

Jo

Sandra said...

Sounds wonderful and oh so pretty! Hope you plan to post more of your recipes; I know what a fabulous cook and entertainer you are.

La Boheme said...

Yum! Now if I can find someone to make it for me too! HA!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Sounds wonderful; I bet my nearly 4 year old would love this as a special treat. She'd love the raspberries in it and the bubbles.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Upscale sophication on an American classic! Yummy. Your photo's look divine!
I'm posting about your party later this week!
So fun!
Yvonne

Splendid Willow said...

My hubby needs a new wife.... This lovely drink would not be waiting for him after 5 hours in the garden! I am very tempting to try it, though! Maybe I will score some extra points!

ox, Mon

Zaira said...

Perfect for summer hot days like these ones xxx

Paris Pastry said...

Sounds delicious! I'm sure your husband was impressed ;) What a beatiful tray btw.

Mary Ann said...

looks refreshing and yummy! love the presentation and am sure your honey enjoyed it. hope you have another fabulous day...verbena cottage

Donald's Garden said...

YUM! My mouth is watering just thinking about the combination! I can't wait to try it! I've got the lemons and I have so much Rosemary growing in my garden I could make a million! Drinks on me!

Amber said...

I think I might use this on Thursday when we have guests over yumm!

AUDRA said...

This drink looks like is should be in a magazine. Looks and sounds so good!

I'd love it if you could link up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday!
Can't wait to see your ideas

http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/06/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday.html

Averill said...

Ooh I am totally going to try this out this weekend. Love raspberries.

The Zhush said...

Sounds over to the top delish!
xx

Cathy said...

Wow! What a beautiful image! This lemonade looks sounds delicious!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

this sounds wonderful, especially for these hot Texas summers.

Karena said...

Fresh and yummy for summertime with a special surprise!

Karena
Art by Karena

Hamptontoes said...

I will be trying your recipe this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Oh this looks perfect for a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing. Also, I wanted to express my thanks for including me on your blog roll. So appreciative! I hope your week went well and you have a fantastic weekend planned. Take care. =)

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

wow! I will try this out! Thanks!

Cashon&Co said...

that is a picture that makes my mouth pucker and water..... yummmmmmm! summertime at it's best! I'll have to try this. it' looks yummy!

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