A refreshing watermelon cocktail, with a hint of lemon and naturally sweetened with a fresh rosemary honey infused simple syrup. Sip on and feel fancy.
Watermelon. Rosemary. Lemonade. Honey. Could there be any better combinations? Nope. I like to call this Zac Efron of drinks, because…every girl will be swooning over it and well its perfect. And all you men…no one will think you’re a sissy as you sip on it because it’s that good.
He thinks so too.
The lemons add the perfect balance of freshness to the watermelon. And the honey rosemary simple syrup adds a delightful sweetness that is just the right amount.
Also the gin adds a little kick, if you’re into that sort of thing. And if not you could just add water, club soda or more lemonade and I’m sure it would be just as delish. Although a little less fun. 😉
As I’ve talked about before I like to stick to a mostly healthy diet, so most of the time I stick to water for my beverage of choice. But on occasion I like to enjoy a nice glass of wine or an after-work-cocktail with friends and I think that is 100% acceptable. Most drinks you’d buy at a bar or restaurant are loaded with sugary syrups or artificial flavoring, so I like to experiment at home, recreating my favorites but a little healthier. If you’re looking for a healthier option next time you’re out, go for the drinks that have the least ingredients or ask them to make it with less sugar. It will save on calories and won’t spike your blood sugar like crazy.
When you make this lovely libation, my only advice would be to make more than you need… because if you don’t it will be quickly consumed. And you will be sad.
This would be a great addition to your Memorial Day BBQ, girls night,
Efron movie marathon, or just to sip on your next lazy Sunday.
- 7 Cups cubed Watermelon
- 1 Cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 5 Sprigs of Rosemary
- 1.5 Oz Gin, Vodka or Club Soda (for non-alcoholic) per glass
- Using a blender, blend cubed watermelon several cups at a time.
- Filter out pulp with a strainer and set aside to chill.
- Juice enough lemons to make 1 C of juice, add 1 C cold water and chill in fridge.
- In a sauce pan, heat 1 C Water, Honey and 2 Rosemary sprigs just until honey is fully dissolved.
- Turn off and cover for at least an hour. (This creates a Rosemary Honey Infused Simple Syrup)
- Mix together watermelon and lemon juice.
- Add simple syrup ¼ C at a time until desired sweetness is reached.
- Add in preferred alcohol.
- Serve in jars with ice, lemon slices and a sprig of rosemary (for the cuteness factor)