If you’re searching for the perfect summertime sipper, look no further! Appease all parties and make our Rosemary Peach Lemonade recipe for the kids and our Appalachian Limoncello cocktail recipe for the adults.
Rosemary Peach Lemonade Recipe
This is our signature lemonade, and we have folks who come into the restaurant just to get their fix on occasion. The addition of rosemary lends an aromatic savory note to the sweet peach nectar, and the tart fresh lemon juice balances everything out.
- 1 & 1/2 cups peach nectar
- 1 & 1/2 cups water
- 1 & 1/4 cups Rosemary Simple Syrup (recipe below)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
In a 2-quart container, combine the peach nectar, water, simply syrup and lemon juice. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled before serving.
*Makes 5 & 3/4 cups, or 4 servings.
Rosemary Simple Syrup Recipe
- 1 & 1/3 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 (5-inch) stalks fresh rosemary
Combine the water, sugar and rosemary in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a container to remove the rosemary stalks and leaves. Let the syrup cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
*Makes 1 & 3/4 cups.
Appalachian Limoncello Recipe
We use this lemony limoncello in our version of a Pimm’s Cup, a classic Southern cocktail for summer afternoons. If you mix your Pimm’s No. 1 with champagne instead of our limoncello, you have a Pimm’s Royale!
- Zest of 10 lemons
- 1 bottle vodka
- 2 cups sugar
- 3.5 cups hot water
Combine the lemon zest and vodka in an airtight container for 4 days. On the fifth day, make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and hot water. Add the simple syrup to the vodka mixture, and cover again. Allow the flavors to meld overnight and then strain out the solids using a fine-mesh strainer. Keep the limoncello in your freezer for up to one year so you can always serve it cold.
*Makes about 3 cups.