Food Wine Conference 2017 #BerryDelish #FWCon

Hold on to your seats…there is another opportunity to win some great prizes through Food Wine Conference.  To refresh your memory, the conference is held in Orlando, FL from May 19 – 21, 2017 at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek.  There is still time to register and if you use my code of DebbieR2017 you will receive $50 off of the registration fee.

This contest comes courtesy of Wish Farms and offers some awesome prizes including Visa gift cards, reimbursement of conference registration and a flat of Wish Farm blueberries.  Submission is for a cocktail/mocktail recipe which uses at least 1/4 cup of fresh Wish Farms blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and/or blackberries.

This recipe make one large cocktail, but you can easily divide it into two glasses to share. It is so good, though, if you do want to share, make a double or triple batch!!!

Also, the rosemary strawberry simple syrup can be made ahead of time and just kept in the refrigerator until ready to prepare the cocktail.

Rosemary Strawberry Lemonade

Rosemary Strawberry Lemonade – Adult Version

For the rosemary strawberry simple syrup:
1/2 cup hulled quartered Wish Farms Strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

Remainder of ingredients to prepare cocktail:
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup tequila
Garnish: additional fresh rosemary and Wish Farm Strawberries

Prepare the rosemary strawberry simple syrup:
Place the strawberries into a large glass or medium-sized bowl and muddle to release juices; set aside.

Place the sugar and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until sugar has dissolved. Add in the rosemary and strawberries with juices, and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let steep for 1 hour (or more).

To prepare the cocktail:
Fill a large glass (18-ounces or so) with ice. Add in the lemon juice, water, tequila and rosemary strawberry simple syrup; stir. Garnish with fresh rosemary and Wish Farm Strawberries and enjoy!!

Of course, feel free to make this as a mocktail, just omit the tequila!

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