Rose Lemonade

August 15th, 2012

I first tasted a rose drink at the Dubai boutique O’de Rose. It piqued my interest in rose-flavored beverages. Then I read about rose lemonade on the blog Peace of Iran. Ah, I thought: Rose syrup, that’s what I need.

Not to be confused with rose water, rose syrup is thick and sweet and often bright pink. I found two varieties at the Spinney’s grocery next door. One is a hot pink and made in India. The other is more “natural” and from Lebanon. I like them both for different reasons.

If you can’t find rose syrup in your area, you can make your own. However, if you don’t have organic rose petals handy, you can make a simple version with rose water.

Rose Lemonade

Serves 4

2 cans (300 ml each) sparkling mineral water or soda water (chilled)

juice from 2 lemons

2 Tablespoons rose syrup


Mix ingredients in pitcher and taste. For a sweeter drink, add more rose syrup. For a tarter drink, add more lemon. Add ice and serve in decorative glasses. Can easily be doubled, tripled or halved.

This is a festive and feminine beverage to serve guests at holiday time or any time.

Question: Do you use rose syrup in your cooking? If so, for what?

  1. August 15th, 2012 at 08:44 | #1

    Gorgeous photography, Holly. That color is stunning.

  2. shy
    August 15th, 2012 at 10:04 | #2

    Sound refreshing…and lovely pics too!!!

  3. August 15th, 2012 at 10:41 | #3

    Love the photos. Beautiful.

    Fitting expession: “feminine drink”…

    Wish you and your family a Eid filled with joy and blessings:)

  4. August 15th, 2012 at 10:59 | #4

    Simple and easy recipe – I love it!

  5. Holly S. Warah
    Holly S. Warah
    August 15th, 2012 at 16:39 | #5

    Thank you for the kind coments. I wish you all a wonderful end-of-Ramadan & a happy Eid!

  6. August 17th, 2012 at 00:02 | #6

    Wow! Hopped onto this refreshing recipe from Foodgawker! Cooling, fragrant and PINK!!!

    • Holly S. Warah
      Holly S. Warah
      August 17th, 2012 at 00:15 | #7

      Hi Ishita, Yes, it’s very pink … but it depends on the syrup you use. It’s a great drink for those who love the flavor and scent of rose.

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