This Rose Lemonade recipe combines the tart and tangy flavor of lemonade with the beautiful floral flavor of rose. It's perfect for a summer party or special occasion. Plus, it's easy to make! In just a few simple steps, you can be enjoying this delicious, refreshing summery drink.
Rose lemonade really takes your summer drink game to the next level!
It's actually super easy to make but tastes out-of-this-world good. You're going to love the sweet/floral/tart taste.
Upgrade your lemonade by adding the delicate floral flavor of rose!
Adding the flavor of roses to any food or drink gives it an elegant and sophisticated edge. This rose lemonade recipe is no exception.
The tart and tangy flavor of lemonade is balanced by the floral flavor of rose in this refreshing drink, plus it's easy to make!
You'll simply juice fresh lemons and add them to a pitcher. Add in a simple rose simple syrup made with rose water (or petals) and sugar. Then, add in sparkling water for a beautiful effervescent effect.
The result is an elegant lemonade that's refreshing to enjoy poolside or at a fancy brunch or baby shower!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
The tart and tangy flavor of lemonade are balanced by the floral flavor of rose in this refreshing drink.
Rose lemonade is really easy to make! You'll just need to juice some lemons, make a rose simple syrup, and add sparkling water.
It has a natural pink color that is sophisticated and elegant.
The rose simple syrup can be used for other drink, cocktail, and dessert recipes.
It tastes just like Fentiman's Rose Lemonade.
- Fresh Lemons - You'll need about 4 lemons to make ½ half cup of fresh juice. This depends on their size and how juicy they are.
- Rose Syrup - You can easily make rose simple syrup from scratch or buy it at the grocery store.
- Sparkling Water - Adds an effervescent edge that gives texture and dimension to the drink. Don't like it fizzy? Just use plain water.
- Ice - This drink is best served chilled over ice.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Rose Lemonade recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare the lemon juice: Cut each lemon in half and squeeze out the juice with a citrus juicer. Add to a pitcher.
Mix with rose syrup: Add the rose syrup to the pitcher with the lemon juice and stir until well combined.
Add ice and soda water: You then just need to add ice to the pitcher, add the sparkling water and gently stir until combined. Taste and adjust syrup if needed.
Serve cold: Add ice to a serving glass and pour in the lemonade. Garnish with rose petals or a thin slice of lemon.
The amount of juice you get from one lemon depends on its size and how juicy they are. Start with four lemons and add more if needed.
You can make rose simple syrup from scratch or buy it online or at a specialty store. Or, mix 6 teaspoons of rose water with ¼ cup of sugar to make your own rose syrup.
If you'd like to make this lemonade ahead of time, be sure to add the sparkling water just before serving so it doesn't go flat.
The amount of sweetness you enjoy can be adjusted by how much rose syrup you add. Test and taste.
For a vibrant pink color, add a drop of food coloring to the pitcher.
Serve for breakfast along with a side of Mango Vanilla Muffins for a tropical flavor.
Looks great next to a Breakfast Charcuterie Board to serve at brunch.
Make a pitcher of Strawberry Iced Tea to go alongside for a summer pool party.
Serve with Lemon Cucumber Popsicles for a refreshing and hydrating treat.
Add a mix of Lavender Syrup along with the rose syrup for a super floral lemonade.
You could try using freshly squeezed lime juice instead of fresh lemon juice for an intense citrus flavor.
Make a Virgin Rose Lemonade Sangria by adding freshly squeezed orange juice and muddled fruit.
For an Alcoholic Rose Lemonade, add sparkling wine or vodka for an easy summer cocktail.
This lemonade is best served immediately. If you're making ahead of time, mix up the lemon juice and rose syrup, then add the sparkling water just before serving.
You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 24 hours, but the sparkling water will lose its carbonation over time.
Freezing is not recommended.
Rose lemonade is a refreshing sparkling drink made with lemon juice, rose simple syrup, and sparkling water. It's easy to make and can be served virgin or spiked with alcohol.
Rose lemonade is tart and tangy with a floral sweetness from the rose syrup. It's refreshing and perfect for summertime.
Yes, you can substitute sparkling water for plain water but the drink may need additional sweetness or lemon juice. Taste and adjust if necessary.
More Drink Recipes
- ½ cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
- ⅓ cup rose syrup
- 6 cups water or sparkling water
Quick Rose Syrup
- 6 teaspoons rose water
- ¼ cup sugar
- First, make the rose syrup.
- Add the lemon juice to a pitcher and stir in the rose syrup.
- Fill with ice, top up with water or soda water and stir well.
- Taste, and add more rose syrup if desired.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.