Not Your Momma’s Lemonade
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 cups water
- Flavoring agent (choose one):
- 2 tablespoons fresh lavender buds
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- Zest of two lemons
Juice of 3 or 4 lemons, freshly squeezed (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
Combine 2 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar and the flavoring agent in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Cover and let steep 1/2 hour. Strain the syrup. Add the lemon zest, remaining 4 cups water and 1/2 cup of the lemon juice. Taste and add more lemon juice if desired. Chill before serving.
To serve: Pour over ice in a tall glass; garnish with a sprig of lavender, a basil leaf or a sprig of rosemary.