Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Strawberry Rosemary Soda

Happy Friday!!!

Are you counting down the days to #icecreamweek? I am! Only 2 more days until we’re swimming in ice cream.

I’m knee deep in the cold stuff. I have a freezer packed full of various flavors just waiting to have there picture taken. My husband is patiently anxiously waiting for me to give him the go ahead to dig in.

Can you tell I’m a wee bit excited? I’ve been doing a #icecreamweek happy dance since Jen emailed me our fancy button.

Today, I happen to be guest posting for my dear friend Sofie over at The German Foodie. If your not familiar with Sofie, you should go on over and visit her site. She makes the most delicious German food, and her photography is stunning. Sofie knows a thing or two about photography. She was nice of enough to share her photography knowledge with me a few months back when she taught a free webinar on Lightroom 4. She may have even convinced me that Lightroom is the best thing since sliced bread, and that every photographer should own it to make great pictures even better. Thanks, Sofie!

Now, I’m half German, but I’m not familiar with authentic German cuisine, except for sour beef and dumplings, which I don’t care for. My father makes it once or twice a year, but I’m not a fan. Nope. Not a fan at all. I can’t seem to get past its sour smell.

I stuck with what I know and I made a strawberry rosemary syrup for homemade strawberry rosemary soda. The woodiness of the rosemary cuts through the sweetness of the strawberries, creating the perfect balance of sweet and earthy.

Add a little vodka and you have yourself a cocktail. If you want the recipe, go on over and visit my friend Sofie at The German Foodie. Tell her I said hi!

13 Responses to “Strawberry Rosemary Soda”

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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — July 13, 2012 at 7:46 am

    2 of my favorite foodies in one location? Almost too much to handle!


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    Renee — July 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I just read the post and it is a wonderful beverage. Everyone should head over and check it out.


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    Soni — July 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Love the sweet and earthy flavors!I love rosemary and such a great combination with the strawberries :) Off to Sofie’s :)


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Can’t wait for ice cream week! And dude, this soda looks amazing, and oh-so-refreshing!


    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, Chung-Ah. I can’t wait for #icecreamweek, either. Yay for ice cream!


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    Amy @ fragrantvanillacake — July 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This sounds fabulous! I love herbs and berries in drinks, so refreshing! Heading over to check out the recipe!


    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks, Amy. I love the herb/fruit combo. It’s sweet and earthy.


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    CJ at Food Stories — July 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Heading over now …


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    Jen @ Juanita's Cocina — July 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I know you aleady saw, but I have to make it official and tell you that I nominated you for the Addictive Blog Award! *muah*


    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks, Jen! I’m feeling quite special today.


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    Baker Street — July 15, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Cheers Jennie! Off to check out your post! :)


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    Leona Davis — July 16, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Wow! My tongue and throat are banging to try this. Haha. I guess a new refreshing treat is I guess included in my list!


    • Jennie replied July 16th, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Thanks so much. So try this recipe. The skittles flavor just bursts in your mouth. Thanks for visiting.


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