This refreshing drink will surely cool you off.
Rosemary is one of my go to herbs. I recently learned that is a great herb to stimulate memory. It has been a symbol of remembrance since ancient times. And apparently Shakespeare knew this as a line in the play Hamlet is “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray you, love, remember.” New studies are finding that the scent of rosemary helps improve memory. I should try walking around with a rosemary necklace- maybe it will help me remember people’s names and recall where I left my sunglasses.
I was enjoying this drink yesterday, until my daughter came up and finished it off, with a big grin on her face.
I plan to make this drink for our next summer gathering, although I might add a splash of vodka for a little kick. It’s quite lovely either way.
- 1/2 cup fresh organic blueberries, plus a few more for garnish
- 4 sprigs rosemary, stripped
- *1/3 cup honey syrup
- 1/3 cup fresh organic lemon juice
- 2 cups sparkling water
- vodka, optional
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Mix together until it become liquid.
In a mason jar or cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries, rosemary and honey syrup for several minutes until it becomes slushy. Add lemon juice and cover. Shake well for a minute. Add ice to 4 glasses. Using a small strainer, pour about 2 tbsp into each glass. Add sparkling water. And a splash of vodka, if you are looking for a kick.
Add 3 blueberries to each glass.
Adapted from Against All Grain