Homemade sage lemonade – refreshing, summery, without sugar

Author: Julia


My favorite drink on a hot summer´s day ist a glas of ice cold lemonade. Since lemonade from the shop normally contains sugar, caffein, sweeteners and artificial colors, I prefer to make my own lemonade. The preparation is super easy and the lemonade is really decorative.

Sage contains essential oils, which have an antibacterial effect on the body. They are also useful against cramps and help you, if you got a sore throat. In this case, don´t enjoy the lemonade very chilled!




  • two branches of
  • sage
  • one small branch of
  • rosemary
  • a little piece of
  • ginger
  • one
  • untreated lemon


Homegrown sage from my kitchen

Cut the herbs into small pieces. This works best with a scissor or with a mortar. Cut the ginger in thin slices and pour hot water over the mixture. Let the infusion sit for ten minutes and filter it. Fill the infusion into a tall glass and add some cold water. Wash the lemon, cut it in slices and place it in the glass. If you want, chill the lemonade with ice cubes. Decorate your homemade lemonade with fresh sage or rosemary!

Speaking off: I prepared the lemonade with fresh herbs. You can as well use dried herbs.

The straw was a present, my best friend gave me when she visited last time. It´s made out of metal which is a reusable material. This meets my minimalist idea of preparing food and reducing waste.




About me

I am Julia, vegan by heart, traveler and minimalist based in beautiful Portugal. I love simple but delicious food, ashtanga, skating, surfing and having a nice conversation over snacks and a glass of wine. I am blogging about vegan food, my minimalist journey, life hacks and my experiences as a traveler.