____________________________________________________________

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

NPR
October 25, 2014 | NPR · The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone’s.
 

Getty Images
October 25, 2014 | MPB · The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.
 

Getty Images
October 25, 2014 | NPR · You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.
 

Arts & Life

October 25, 2014 | OZY · Fondue sets, ice cream makers and juicers are fun to have, but they take up a lot of cash — and counter space. So a new Toronto start-up offers subscription-based access to borrowed appliances.
 

AP
October 25, 2014 | NPR · At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.
 

Copyright 2014 Jim Woodring/ Fantagraphics
October 25, 2014 | NPR · As a young man, Jim Woodring was looking for a sign — and he found it in a huge, green hallucinated amphibian. His new book of old drawings, Jim, includes many works inspired by such “apparitions.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 25, 2014 | NPR · Wayne Coyne says his band was dying to take The Beatles’ masterpiece apart and see how it works.
 

Getty Images
October 25, 2014 | NPR · Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room” and “I Feel Free.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 25, 2014 | NPR · Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, “Monster Mash” aside, what of Halloween?
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab