Sparkling Rosemary-Ginger Lemonade

Makes 4 cups

With fresh rosemary, ginger, and a little sugar, this refreshing lemonade is both savory and sweet. The flavors in this lemonade intensify with time, so if you're not serving it right away, you might want to add more sparkling water when you do serve it.

4 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger
2 whole lemons, chopped with rinds, seeds removed
1 tablespoon sugar
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 cup water
3 cups lemon flavored sparkling water

1. Combine ginger, lemons, sugar, rosemary, and water in a blender. Puree until well blended and no clumps remains. Pour through a sieve into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze the lemon mixture and extract all the juice. Pour into a pitcher with 3 cups sparkling water and lots of ice. Garnish servings with a lemon slice and a sprig of rosemary. Serve immediately. If you're not serving it immediately, then omit the ice and chill in the refrigerator. 

Recipe created by Susan Russo of Food Blogga.