Do you have Rosemary growing in your garden? Great! Me too! A lot of it. Now… what to do with it?
My brain connects Rosemary with turkey, stuffing, chicken, potatoes… pretty much any savory dishes, but this intoxicating herb has a softer side as well. I’ve been using it to infuse water with slices of orange and lemon. The powerful quality of Rosemary is tempered by the citrus. It’s a beautiful marriage and a lovely way to upgrade your tired tap water.
Need another reason to soak those springs? Rosemary has wonderful health benefits: It’s been used as an antioxidant, to help support digestion, and to help boost memory. (And it just looks so darn pretty in a pitcher, you’ll be saying H2-ohhhh!)
Rosemary Citrus Infused Water
2 long sprigs of Rosemary
2 slices of lemon
2 slices of orange
2 liters of water
Put Rosemary springs in an empty water pitcher. Lightly muddle to release aroma and oils.
Add orange and lemon slices to empty pitcher.
Add water to pitcher.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.