Just a quick lil’ recipe for all you peeps enjoying the glorious sunshine, wouldn’t you just like a nice cool glass of limeade infused with lemon grass, thyme and rosemary? To let the good times roll you could spike it with a bit of alcohol, but who needs that to have a good time when the weathers this fine? I am going to take a lil bit of a break from blogging and practice cake decorating, but hopefully I will have a great guest post this Friday, if not I will do a little post on something just to treat you! Have fun guys and go soak up some vit D in the sun! Oh also If you like, you can follow me on twitter to see how my cake decorating goes! Click here!
2 stalks lemon grass, bashed, trimmed, outer leaves peeled and cut into strips
2 big sprigs rosemary
3 sprigs thyme
zest of one lime
3/4 cup unrefined golden caster sugar
4-6 cups water
1 cup of fresh lime juice (about 6+ limes)
Add the about 2 cups of the water, lime zest, lemon grass, thyme and rosemary to a pan and bring up the heat to infuse the water with the herbs (about 5 minutes). Remove the lemon grass, rosemary and thyme. Add the sugar and bring to the boil, once the sugar is dissolved (shouldn’t take too long at all) remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Add the remaining water and the lime juice to a jug. Strain the sugar syrup mixture to remove the lime zest and add to the rest of the ingredients in the jug. Chill and garnish the limeade with extra sprigs of herbs and sliced limes/lemons.