Herb Spring Water — the Anti-Soda

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 26, 2013

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The warm days of Southern California spring make me crave light, refreshing, iced beverages. The steaming mugs from winter have been banished here.

Instead of soda, though — which is the devil incarnate as near as I can tell (ask any parent) — I looked to my herb garden for inspiration. There I found basil and fresh rosemary (it can grow here in our temperate climate all year ’round), and a lemon from the back yard tree.

I came up with an herb-infused syrup concentrate that, when stirred into water or seltzer and served over crushed ice, wakes up dormant taste buds. It’s just lightly sweet, not cloying, and has an herbaceous, lemony flavor. I loved it!

Spring Herb Water on Shockingly DeliciousSpring is here, and summer’s a comin’ !

I did the recipe as a guest post over on my foodie friend Pam’s blog, called My Man’s Belly. She’s a hoot (see her hilarious Unicorn Fart cookies).

Head over here for the recipe. It’ll be worth your while!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Al Abdou May 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

Am cooking your BBQ country style ribs now in the slow cooker. Spring is now in Michigan and as a single Dad like your easy tasty recipes.
Thanks, al


Dorothy Reinhold May 5, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Thanks! Love to hear that easy and tasty work for you, too!


Tara April 27, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Nicely done!! I just made some sparkling water this week too!! With cucumber and mint. Delicious!! Used my soda fountain. I will be making that all summer long!!


sippitysup April 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Unicorn fart? Unrelated to this anti-soda I assume… GREG


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