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Recipe: Rosewater Lemonade

Housekeeping Alert! You may have noticed that Ahu Eats looks slightly different – that’s because we’ve officially moved to WordPress. Woohoo! More changes are coming over the next month – both to the look and feel and as we clean up any little quirks, so stay tuned as we get a full ‘face lift’! In the meantime I’ve even started a full guide for Food Bloggers, including some thoughts on migrating from Blogger to WordPress!

Now on to the real serious business…. the yummy stuff.

We’ve officially passed the halfway point of summer so most of you have spent the better part of the last 7 weeks melting, frying, burning or some combination of the above. So if you gravitate towards sources of air conditioning, the sound of ice cream trucks and cool beverages like I do in the summertime, you will appreciate this Rosewater Lemonade.

Ahu Eats: Rose Infused Lemonade

Rose Infused Lemonade

Light, easy to assemble and a pleasure to drink, this Middle Eastern twist on the classic lemonade is sure to distract you from that bead of sweat forming on the back of your neck. The rosewater adds a floral hint that is the perfect pick-me-up! I mean, who doesn’t love flowers!? Perfect for your next brunch or afternoon tea.

Recipe: Rosewater Lemonade
Recipe type: Drinks
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Refreshing rose lemonade - easy, simple and delightful!
  • 3 cups water
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 - 2 tablespoons of rosewater - can be found in the ethnic section of your local grocer or online
  • dash of salt
  1. Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and 1 cup of water in a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Let the simple syrup cool.
  3. Juice your lemons and to it add the simple syrup, the salt and the remaining water.
  4. Add in the rosewater ½ a tablespoon at a time until you get the flavor you like.
  5. Variations: use sparkling water instead of tap, freeze this lemonade into beautiful ice cubes or add it to some prosecco for a lovely brunch cocktail!
  6. I use frozen fruit or fruit frozen into ice cubes in my drinks - it makes things so much more beautiful and at the end of your drink you have a snack - it's a win-win! Click to read more about Frozen Fruit Sl-Ices (see what I did there?).


Here are some other summery recipes to get you through the dog days! And if you’re on Facebook, visit us on our new Facebook page for more updates!


Any of the trio of yogurt dips: spinach, cucumber or shallots – serve with bread for a cooling light meal

Persian Saffron Pistachio Ice Cream – ice cream! Need I say more!

Quinoa Tabbouleh – a quick summer dinner that requires minimal stove time!

Fruity Ice Cubes – Use these in the Rosewater Lemonade!

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus – for those nights when all you can muster is to throw things into the food processor and hit ‘blend’

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • The Unmanly Chef August 18, 2014, 10:26 am

    Ahu Jan Congrats! New site LOOKS AWESOME!! Sign of big things to come for sure. Love the golab lemonade idea

    • Ahu Shahrabani August 18, 2014, 6:56 pm

      Merci!!!! Thanks for all your support. Still owe you an email back – haven’t forgotten! 🙂

  • DS August 18, 2014, 10:35 am

    Love the pictures. The lemonade looks very refreshing!

  • sippitysup August 19, 2014, 11:19 am

    I bought rosewater for a cocktail I wanted to try and have nearly a pint leftover! I better start squeezing some lemons so that I can use it up deliciously. GREG

    • Ahu Shahrabani August 19, 2014, 7:20 pm

      That sounds like a great plan ! And wow, a PINT of rosewater – you better get to squeezing! 🙂

  • David August 20, 2014, 5:53 pm

    I make a lot of lavender lemonade in the summer (hence the title of my blog!) but I know Mark would love a respite from it, and he loves rose water in anything!

    A funny story – I brought back a bottle of culinary rose water from Marocco for my aunt – she bathed in it and used it all up before realizing she was supposed to cook with it! 🙂

    • Ahu Shahrabani August 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

      That is hilarious!!! People do use it as it’s good for skin (As a toner) but I’m sure you weren’t planning for your bottle to be used as bathwater! I hope you enjoy this lemonade if you try it – lavender sounds beautiful too! 🙂

  • Angie@Angie's Recipes August 20, 2014, 10:57 pm

    I love rosewater! Your lemonade looks totally refreshing. I want that gorgeous pistachio saffron ice cream too.
    Look forward to more of your delicious eats!
    Have a lovely day!

    • Ahu Shahrabani August 21, 2014, 7:14 am

      Thanks Angie – it’s definitely refreshing! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • tania@My Kitchen Stories August 21, 2014, 8:25 am

    What a great fresh delicious drink

  • Laura Dembowski August 21, 2014, 1:19 pm

    Congrats on the successful move! I’m sure you needed a big glass of this once it was done 😉

    • Ahu Shahrabani August 21, 2014, 7:50 pm

      Thanks Laura – I did, and with a little something extra in it 😉

  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com August 21, 2014, 3:01 pm

    What a delicious way to quench the thirst! Perfect for the Summer heat!

  • ATasteOfMadness August 24, 2014, 12:53 pm

    I have always wanted to try something with rosewater in it. This looks so refreshing!

    • Ahu Shahrabani August 24, 2014, 1:26 pm

      It’s a good way to start – you can control how subtle the flavor is!

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