Sometimes I think my refrigerator looks more like the lab of some mad scientist than an actual family refrigerator. There are lots of labeless bottles and jars sporting homemade sauces, pickles, preserved lemons and liquids of almost every color.I recently added a new
specimen bottle to the collection - a lemon syrup for my summer "go to" beverage - Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade!!!
I was first introduced to this refreshing drink by my friend Diana after one of our "field trips" - a fun filled day spent visiting the world's largest grower of Tillandsia's - Rainforest Flora in Torrance. Arriving back in the OC we were parched and in definite need of refreshment. Within minutes Diana handed me this gorgeous, pink, fizzy lemonade - a little tart, a little sweet with this beautiful floral aroma from the rosewater - truly the perfect spring/summer libation. We drank ours sans liquor - I know, I know "what were we thinking??? But it wasn't quite 5 o'clock and after downing one of these I could easily imagine turning this Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade into a cocktail by adding a little vodka.
Having a nice supply of lemons from my tree, I juiced those babies up and made a jar full of syrup - a welcome addition to my growing collection of homemade goodies inhabiting my refrigerator - ready and waiting to quench my thirst at a moment's notice. With Mother's Day coming up and the season of bridal showers, baby showers and graduations upon us, this Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade is the perfect beverage to have on hand - and definitely deserving of some of that valuable real estate in your refrigerator!!!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
That sounds wonderful, rosewater is always in my fridge!
I recently discovered it and am amazed at the difference it can make!
Gastro Atmosphere says
Really good photo! Very tasty! YUM 🙂 Like it!
Thank you! I love doing food photography!!
Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon says
I am pinning this. I actually have all the ingredients.
WOOT!! I hope you enjoy it and thanks for the pin!!!
Jerry | Simply Good Eating says
Sounds and looks like a very refreshing citrus beverage.
Hi Jerry! It definitely is... always amazing to me how the addition of one ingredient can completely change a recipe!
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
Sounds wonderful...with or without the vodka!
Hi Nancy, I found you over at YoungWifey.com, and thought I must give this a try after making some rosewater. It sounds wonderful! Will let you know how it turns out.
Hope you enjoy it Debbie!!
Harlee Wallace says
This sounds wonderful but I am not familiar with lemon syrup or rosewater. Where do I find these ingredients?
Hi Harley!! You can make the lemon syrup (which is basically lemon juice and sugar) and you can find the rosewater in some larger grocery stores or a middle eastern market!
Loved this drink recipe so much I featured it in my latest post. Great job, Nancy!
Awww.... thanks!! So glad you enjoyed it!!