1. To create a simple syrup, combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and add the lavender and rosemary.
  4. Cover and let sit for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to a pitcher.
  6. Strain the simple syrup to remove the dried lavender and rosemary from the liquid.
  7. Add the simple syrup to the pitcher with the lemon juice and add 4-5 cups of water, to taste.
  8. Taste to be sure the flavors are balanced. Add a little more sugar or water to reduce tartness. Add the juice of a lemon to add more tartness.
  9. Add a splash of vodka or Prosecco, if desired, and serve with sliced lemons and sprigs of rosemary.

Recipe by Regan Baroni at