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Pink Rose Lemonade Recipe

Tart lemonade with homemade rose syrup.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 quart/1 litre
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


Rose Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup dried edible roses or herbal rose tea

Rose Lemonade

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 batch Rose Syrup
  • gin optional (start with 1 oz per highball glass, fill with ice and lemonade, stir)
  • Lemon wheels to garnish glasses.
  • Ice as desired
  • Additional dried edible roses to garnish


  • Heat sugar, water and rose petals in a saucepan over a medium flame, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. ┬áRemove from heat and cool to room temperature (about an hour) then strain out rose petals, pressing on them to extract as much flavour as possible.
  • In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice and rose syrup. Add lemon wheels and additional roses to the pitcher, along with ice, or use to garnish individual drinks.
  • For the boozy version, add a shot of gin to individual highball glasses and top up with lemonade.