The June 2012 edition of Better Homes and Gardens was in my mailbox on Friday. Even in these days of Pinterest obsession I still love getting a magazine in the mail. I know, not very green of me, but I can’t help it.
I opened it up and one of the first things I saw was a recipe for a Rosemary Lemon Drop. You had me at Lemon Drop sir.
I had planned to host a dessert and drink event at my house for my sister’s birthday. It was the perfect excuse to try this recipe.
Weird random fact about my family: Our cat Sommer is 16 years old and was born on my sister-in-law Rachel’s birthday. Each year I think this will be the year that I will be writing a RIP Sommer post–but the crazy, old girl just keeps hanging on. Our dog Stella is 2 years old and was born on my sister Nicole’s birthday. Weird, huh?
Here is what you will need for this tasty, summer drink–
Rosemary Lemon Drop (Better Homes and Gardens, June 2012)
Boil 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar, peel from 8 lemons, and 8 rosemary sprigs. When sugar dissolves, cool and strain. Fill 4- to 6-quart dispenser with 3 bottles of white wine (such as Pinot Grigio), juice from the 8 lemons, and half the syrup, adding more to taste. Stir in 6 cups of ice, citrus slices, and fresh rosemary sprigs.
This was so good! Even my sister, who doesn’t normally like white wine (until I introduced her to NHV Pinot Gris), loved it! At the end of the night she left me with this command “You know you have to make that for every family event now”. That is an assignment I am happy to accept from my little sister.