Labor Day Watermelon Lemonade

We promise you’ll like this lemonade whether you’re a fan of Ashlee Simpson or not. Try this at your Labor Day picnic, with or without your choice of alcohol!

Rosemary-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

2 cups water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 sprig rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
2 cups lemon juice
12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
8 cups ice cubes

Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in the rosemary, and set aside to steep for 1 hour.
Place half of the lemon juice, and half of the watermelon into a blender. Strain the rosemary syrup through a mesh strainer into the blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Strain into a pitcher, then puree the remaining lemon juice and watermelon. Stir the lemonade before serving over ice.

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