____________________________________________________________

Every year a simple summer refreshment finds us and becomes the theme refreshment of that particular summer. Last summer it was passion-fruit, yoghurt & honey smoothies. The summer before that it was watermelon with lime. And so on. This summer it’s Rosemary lemonade, which we discovered at the Colorado College cafeteria of all places. After looking at a few recipes online, which have conflicting instructions on how exactly to infuse the rosemary into the simple syrup, we settled on a modified combination of a few versions that will make approximately one gallon of delicious Rosemary lemonade with Manitou spring water:

Ingredients:

6 sprigs of Rosemary
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice
10-16 cups Manitou spring water to taste (we recommend Twin Springs on Ruxton, though any other spring water or club soda will suffice as a substitute)

Instructions:
Bring the water and sugar to a boil and stir until completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add three long sprigs of Rosemary. Let steep for 1/2 hour. Remove the sprigs of rosemary from the syrup and combine with lemon juice. Add remaining sprigs of Rosemary, ice and spring water to taste. This drink goes great with just about anything and makes a great mixer with vodka and tequila if you’re so inclined.

Enjoy!

 

4 Responses to Rosemary Lemonade With Manitou Spring Water

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by ch?c?kat (Kat), KRCC. KRCC said: Rosemary Lemonade With Manitou Spring Water: http://bit.ly/cahs0q [...]

  2. Daisy says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laura says:

    That sounds perfect! Thank you, TBS! <3

  4. chris fiedler says:

    twin springs has the best water! thanks for sharing the recipe.

News

AP
October 20, 2014 | NPR · Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.
 

AP
October 20, 2014 | KWMU · Many in the city are worried about its future, and there’s speculation there will be a “mass migration” should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
 

October 20, 2014 | NPR · The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.
 

Arts & Life

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October 20, 2014 | NPR · Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.
 

iStockphoto
October 20, 2014 | NPR · When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
 

AFP/Getty Images
October 20, 2014 | NPR · The Nobel laureate taught at Princeton University for 17 years. Now, her papers — some 180 linear feet of them — are returning to be housed in the school’s library. Also: a roundup of new releases.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 20, 2014 | NPR · The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including “Strange Fruit” and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR’s Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.
 

NPR
October 20, 2014 | NPR · D’Amato’s new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 20, 2014 | NPR · The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. “This life is quite bizarre sometimes,” she tells NPR’s Audie Cornish.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab