Rosemary Lemonade Slushie

Rosemary Lemonade Slushy in Stemless Wine Glass with Dried Lemon Slice

Trying to find more ways to use fresh herbs, and obviously inspired by this lavender lemonade recipe, this rosemary lemonade slushie is everything I’m craving these days!

Why are slushies always such a good idea? I mean, once you move past those bright red, syrupy variety we all used to drink (and love) as kids, slushies are a fun way to enjoy your favorite drinks. Whether it’s rose or an herb-infused lemonade, it’s bound to be a tasty treat.

Rosemary Lemonade Slushie

Homemade lemonade is so, so tasty! The simple combination of fresh lemon juice, water, sugar, and ice just hits the spot when you need it to, doesn’t it?

This sip is kicked up a notch with the rosemary simple syrup – a fun treat you should try in any number of drinks!

How to Infuse Simple Syrup?

If you’ve never made simple syrup, you should. It’s so simple (hence the name). Beyond that classic mix of sugar and water, however, are infused syrups – taking other flavors and boosting the syrup.

Much like herb infused olive oils, simple syrup is a great way to use up herbs and take advantage of their subtle (and not so subtle) flavors.

Depending on the herb, there are two ways to infuse simple syrup. The first is to add the fresh herb to the pot of sugar and water on the stove as it dissolves together.

The second method is to make the simple syrup and then add the fresh herb to the mixture as it cools – mandatory with delicate herbs like basil simple syrup.

Once you have the infused simple syrup recipe down, you can really do a lot of fun things like lavender idea tea and frozen lemonade. Need a dessert, try this cherry sorbet with basil whipped cream! Or this whiskey and orange juice cocktail with rosemary simple syrup!


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Rosemary Lemonade Slushy

Do I have to Blend Rosemary Lemonade?

That’s the best part – no, you don’t. While I clearly love slushies, you can make just a simple rosemary lemonade recipe and serve it over ice.

If you want to do this, follow the recipe below until you put it all in the blender. Then just shake or serve over ice as desired!

Two Glasses of Rosemary Lemonade Slushy

Can I use Other Herbs?

Totally. I’ve used lavender before and you can easily use mint. Thyme would also be a delicious idea (if my strawberry thyme jam gives any idea!).

Is this recipe sweet?

Having stood behind people at the coffee shop, requesting 10-12 pumps of simple syrup in their coffee, I very much understand that sweetness is subjective. I also tend to like some tartness to my lemonade most days.

It’s because of this, that I always recommend serving simple syrup on the side for drinks – iced teas, lemonade, and DIY bar setups. Let the people make it as they like!

Top Down view of Rosemary Lemonade Slushy

More Seasonal Drink Recipes

Lemonade Recipes

I’m actually quite a big fan of flavored lemonades. In summer, this fresh peach lemonade is a must and this cucumber lemonade is so refreshing (not to mention a great way to use up cucumbers).

In fall and winter, try this pomegranate lemonade (easily made into an adult beverage). And if you can find them, prickly pear lemonade is a fun one!

And lavender lemonade is good basically every day of the year!

Have extra herbs? Trying drying fresh herbs!

Rosemary Lemonade Slushy
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5 from 10 votes


A delicious drink made with rosemary infused simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and ice. This rosemary lemonade slushie is a year round treat that tastes great but is so easy to make!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Cooling Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: American, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine: American, New American
Keyword: drinks, mocktails, summer
Servings: 4
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 4" sprigs fresh rosemary

Rosemary Lemonade Slushy

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice about 6 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups ice
  • Dried lemon slices for garnish


Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • Add 1 cup of water to a small saucepan. Turn to medium-high heat and stir in the sugar. Stir often, until the sugar completely dissolves into the water and the syrup is clear, about 4 minutes. Once clear, let the syrup simmer for about 30 seconds, but do not let it come to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and add the rosemary sprigs. Let cool while the rosemary infuses the syrup, at least 30 minutes. Discard the sprigs of rosemary and strain the syrup if necessary to remove any stray leaves.

Rosemary Lemonade Slushy

  • Add the lemon juice, the remaining cup of water, and ½ cup of the syrup to a blender. Add the ice, 1 to 2 cups at a time. Blend on high until it transforms into a frothy slushie.
  • Pour into serving glasses and garnish with dried lemon slices. Serve remaining syrup on the side so that guests can sweeten the drink to their preferences if desired.


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Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Homemade lemonade is a favorite of mine. The combination of lemon in rosemary sounds very refreshing. Looking forward to trying this out.

  2. 5 stars
    The rosemary lends such a unique flavour to this slushie and pairs so well with the flavour of lemon! Very refreshing.

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