Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cucumber, Rosemary-Mint Lemonade

In an effort to make something a little less sweet then the traditional lemonade, I decided to take some inspiration from all of the summer drinks, spritzers, etc that I had been seeing on Pinterest.

Years ago I had decided to plant some mint in the garden, a word to the wise, NEVER DO THIS! It completely took over it's side of the garden. If you're planning on having mint as a part of your garden be sure to keep it contained either in it's own planting or via some kind of wall.

An interesting fact I found out after the mint's hostile take over, is that the mint's strong aroma actually can help in keeping rabbits and deer away from your other plantings. Now after some careful husbandry, which I certainly can take NO credit for, the mint is serving a purpose and has proven to be not only a tasty addition but a functional one as well.

I love rosemary.

I love the way it smells, it's low maintenance, and  I love cooking with it.

When used in moderation it's been suggested to have incredible health benefits. It's high in calcium, iron and vitamin B6. 


  • Two sprigs of mint
  • One sprig of rosemary 
  • Half a cucumber, quartered
  • 3-4 lemons
  • 1-2 packets of Splenda (depending on how sweet you like it, I only used one) 
  • Water
I added the mint, rosemary and cucumber to the bottom of the drink container, with the splenda. Then I squeezed the lemon juice into the container as well. I topped off the container with water, put it in the fridge and let it sit until you're ready to serve. 

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