Rosemary-Infused Cucumber Lemonade

Rosemary-Infused Cucumber Lemonade

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

Turn fresh rosemary, cucumbers and lemons into grown-up lemonade that will keep you cool on a hot day.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 large cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup, (see Note)


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  1. Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish.
  2. Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber; transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water, lemon juice and agave syrup to the cucumber juice; stir until the agave is dissolved. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.
  • Tip: Agave syrup or nectar is the naturally sweet juice extracted from the agave plant. It has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, but is even sweeter. Use it in moderation when substituting for table sugar. Look for it near other sweeteners in natural-foods stores.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 70 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 27 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 122 IU vitamin A; 17 mg vitamin C; 26 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 234 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (28% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit

Reviews 3

July 12, 2017
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By: Rachel Sandrock Lanzas
It's a lot of work for a fancy lemonade but it would be amazing with a touch of vodka or gin for a cocktail! Honestly you could make a basic lemonade and just add sliced cucumbers To pitcher and let sit for a few hours without pureeing and straining. Also we used organic coconut sugar, made a simple syrup up on the stove top and put the rosemary in that. The hot liquid allowed the rosemary essential oil's to release more so than just puréeing with the cucumbers.
July 07, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
I really wanted to like this, and I was excited to try a new lemonade, but this was just not good. I followed exactly...and I love cucumbers, but it was just too much. I have also never used agave to sweeten, and it sounded like it would mix in well and it just tasted funky... and my guests were not impressed either which is always a bummer. Looks like I'll stick with my normal lemonade that I make with fresh berries.
June 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Refreshing and unique A friend gave me a lot of rosemary from her garden and I didn't know what to do with it all, so I tried this recipe. Glad I did. It was very refreshing and had a unique and appealing flavor. It would probably make a good cocktail, too, with the right alcohol! Pros: Fresh taste Cons: A little labor intensive for a beverage
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