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Plum Lemonade

Sweet and tart Plum Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink for warm nights, made with fresh fruit and rosemary.

Plum Lemonade

There’s nothing more refreshing than sitting back at the end of a long day and sipping on an ice-cold glass of homemade plum lemonade. This fruity drink is refined sugar-free and made with real, fresh stone fruit and citrus. Get ready for your new must-have summer beverage with this recipe!

 Plum Lemonade in a glass with rosemary and fresh fruit

When stone fruit season rolls around every year, I simply can’t get enough. From juicy, fuzzy peaches to baby apricots to tart and sweet plums, I don’t want to miss a moment of this delicious produce season. 

That means that I’m even drinking my fruit! And this plum lemonade is my favorite recipe to make sure that even my water is infused with the flavor of the season. This simple and fresh recipe is totally refined sugar-free and full of ripe plum flavor. I know you’ll love it as much as Ido. 

sliced lemons and plums on a red background

How to Make Plum Lemonade

You only need four simple ingredients (including ice) to put together a big pitcher of refreshing stone fruit lemonade. 

 Plum Lemonade in a glass with rosemary and fresh fruit

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to prepare this refreshing summertime drink:

  • Water. You can use still or sparkling water to make your lemonade.
  • Plum. Make sure you choose a nice heavy and juicy one for the most flavor in your lemonade. Leave the peel on, it’s full of nutrients and adds a beautiful color. 
  • Lemon. It’s best to choose an organic lemon for this recipe because you’ll be putting a slice (rind and all) in your glass.
  • Agave syrup. You can omit the sweetener altogether or substitute agave with honey or maple syrup if you prefer. 

 Plum Lemonade in a glass with fresh fruit and rosemary

Instructions

To make the drinks, place the cut plums and lemon juice in a bowl and use a tool to mash the fruit together. You want a smooth paste. You can do this with a drink muddler or a spoon. 

Finally, add the water and agave stir to combine everything. Take a sip and add more lemon juice or agave if you like a brighter or sweeter lemonade. Pour over ice and enjoy!

 Plum Lemonade in a glass with rosemary and cut up fruit around

Serving

To serve your homemade plum lemonade, I recommend a garnish of fresh rosemary and a few extra slices of plum and lemon in the glass. 

The rosemary adds a delicious herby accent to the fresh fruit. You could also use mint or basil if you like. 

glass of Plum Lemonade with fresh fruit and rosemary

Storing Homemade Plum Lemonade

You can make a big batch of this recipe and store it in an airtight pitcher or jar in the fridge for up to a week. In fact, the flavor will develop even more the longer it sits. 

half of a lemon on a white table

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Plum Lemonade

Plum Lemonade

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 plums, cut in halves with skin on
  • 2 cups fresh water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice  (That's about 3-4 lemons!)
  • 1/2 cup Agave syrup

Optional Toppings:

  • Crushed ice
  • 1 Plum, sliced with skin on
  • Rosemary leaves, optional
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add together the halved plums and lemon juice, mulling (crushing) everything until fruit are fully broke down. Add in the water and Agave and stir until combined. Set aside.
  • To serve: Add crushed ice to a glass, fill the glass with the plum lemonade about 3/4 full, then add in the sliced plums and lemons, and rosemary leaves inside the glasses as garnish, if desired. Repeat for every serving. 
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed jar for up to a week. 
SWEETENER: Instead of Agave, you can always use pure cane sugar or maple syrup to sweeten.

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