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Very Berry and Rosemary Lemon-Limeade

The name is a mouthful, but this concoction devised with the help of an 8 year old CSA family member is a refreshing drink for any hot afternoon. You can mix up the berries, change up the herbs, or make it with only lemon or lime. It's easy and infinitely customizable.

Course Beverages, Vegan, Vegetarian
Fruit Used Blueberries, Healthy, Strawberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 liter
Author Marjorie Simmons


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar, to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 8-10 limes, one sliced and the rest juiced
  • 6-8 lemons, one sliced and the rest juiced
  • ice cubes


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add agave, 1 sprig of rosemary, and roughly half of the strawberries and reduce heat to medium. Simmer until the agave has dissolved completely and the berries begin to break down, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. 

  2. Add remaining strawberries, rosemary, blueberries, and lemon and lime slices to a 1 quart pitcher. Pour in the citrus juice.

  3. Strain the solids out of the agave mixture and pour into the pitcher.

  4. Add ice cubes and fill the pitcher with water. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to infuse.