On Instagram a couple weeks back, I asked for your suggestions on lemon recipes I should make this summer. Thanks to your responses on social media, I got some great feedback. Thank you!! As I was looking through some of your ideas, I remembered a lemon recipe I made back during my Floral May that I had completely forgotten about! A couple suggestions for lemonade meant it was time I shared this special recipe!
During the summer, I want to eat, drink and soak in lemon. I’ve already shared one of my favorite lemonade recipes , but during the summer months I can’t get enough of it. You may have seen lemonade a dozen ways but I don’t think rose lemonade is on most lists. So here’s The Rose Lemonade Edition. It’s elegant, it’s sweet. I’ve made this a few times and it’s always been for a party or special dinner – making it feel even more unique. Even though it’s super simple to make, it’s such a beautiful touch and instantly puts me in party mode!
It’s a fun drink to entertain with because roses are available year round. The pink color is a lovely accent for parties or special occasions. This naturally sweetened recipe is so good that the floral flavor surely beats plain lemonade. If you make this, I would love to hear what you think of it! Cheers!
Homemade Rose Lemonade
- 3 cups Filtered Water
- 1/3 cup Honey, Agave or Xylitol + 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Stevia
- Petals of 1 Large Rose
- Juice of 3 Lemons use only 2 if super large
- 2 cups Ice
Add the filtered water and sweetener to a sauce pan and stir heat over medium heat until dissolved. Add the rose petals and bring the mixture to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, turn off the heat and allow to cool.
At this point, you can store this rose sugar syrup in the fridge for later use. Keeping the rose petals in the syrup will allow the color to seep into the liquid and give you a deeper color. If using right away, strain the mixture to remove petals. Add the lemon juice and stevia and mix. Add ice and more rose petals to garnish. Enjoy!