Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade

September 28, 2019Sew White

My Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade is a soft citrus and herby drink which is delicious. It can easily be made alcoholic too by adding gin or vodka.

I love this quick and sophisticated take on a lemonade. It’s great to whip up in individual glasses but also looks so stunning in a glass jug. However you serve it, it truly a special take on the classic drink. Using cloudy lemonade is always a favourite of mine for drinks as it gives a beautiful colour to the finished drink or cocktail.

A slice of bright yellow lemon and large green sprig of rosemary.

The smell of rosemary is so intoxicating and an aroma I absolutely love. I find the rich earthy smell of the rosemary with the citrus works so well together. It really is a feast for the senses. It looks beautiful, has a rich variety of flavours and the combination of smells will get your mouth watering.

Ready to serve rosemary lemonade garnished with rosemary and a lemon slice.

Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

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5 from 7 votes

Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade

A fruit and floral drink perfect for summer days.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British, International
Keyword: elderflower lemonade, rosemary drinks, rosemary lemonade
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Sisley White


  • 2 tall glasses
  • Paper straws


  • 2 tbsp Elderflower Cordial
  • 2 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • Old Fashioned Cloudy Lemonade
  • Ice Cubes


  • Add a few ice cubes to each of the tall glasses.
  • Add a dash of elderflower cordial to the glass. About 1 tbsp per glass.
  • Add a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Top up with cloudy lemonade and serve straight away.
Bright red and white paper straws in fresh rosemary lemonade with a green sprig of rosemary.

Lemonade with a great little update which adds something so delicious to the final drink. A great adaptation on a classic to act a non alcoholic cocktail or perfect for summer parties. Well parties all year! I’ve recommended it for weddings, summer parties, holiday drinks and everything else too. It’s also been a favourite for children too who fancy having a drink like the adults.

If you want to make it a little more ‘adult’ add 25ml or 50ml of gin, vodka, or rum to mix. It’s a great base for adding alcohol however pretty wonderful when made as is. I made this drink for the Neptune Wimbledon Autumn launch party. Find out more about my live cooking demo at Neptune here.

Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade in tall glasses  with large slices of lemon and a bright green sprig of rosemary.

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  • Claire T

    September 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Herbs are wonderful in drinks. Have you tried rosemary in gin?5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      I have and I love it!

  • Jane

    September 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Great idea. Love how it’s simple to pimp it up.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Pimp it up. Love it <3

  • Johm

    October 2, 2019 at 4:29 am

    This is so simple to make and looks wow. I impressed my guests with it.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Yay I’m glad it’s been a hit!

  • Rebecca Reading

    April 24, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    This drink is delicious, perfect for chilling out in the garden with of an evening or serving at a party. It looks lovely too!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 25, 2020 at 10:37 am


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