When steeped in hot water, nettles make a super-savory infusion that is a great pairing for slightly spicy rosemary. Use plastic gloves or the more DIY method—Ziploc bags over your hands—when handling raw stinging nettles.
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- Yield:makes about 4 cups
- Active time: 10 minutes
- Total time:8 hours
- 1 loosely packed cup roughly chopped nettles
- 4 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish if desired
- 4 cups boilings water
Place the nettles and rosemary in a large heatproof container. Pour boiling water over the herbs and let steep for 15 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a second heatproof container. Discard solids.
Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate until cold. Serve in ice-filled glasses, garnished with a small sprig of fresh rosemary if desired.