Mint & Rose Water Lemonade

Mint & Rose Water Lemonade

We go the extra mile with fresh lemons and mint to make this Lebanese inspired lemonade extra special. We recommend having a pitcher on hand for Succot, Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat or any day you want a thirst quenching beverage to share that’s a little out of the ordinary yet familiar and nostalgic. Click here for our other Lebanese recipes.

Makes 6 cups

Ingredients

For Mint & Lemon Simple Syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 lemon, washed well and sliced
For Lemonade:
  • 1 cup Mint & Lemon Simple Syrup (from above)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1 lemon, washed well, ends sliced off and seeds removed (keep skin on)
  • 1/4 cup rose water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup filtered water

Instructions

Make Mint & Lemon Simple Syrup:
  1. In a sauce pan, combine 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar
  2. Simmer over low heat until sugar has dissolved
  3. Remove from heat, add slices of 1 lemon and mint leaves. Cover pan and let steep for 30 minutes
  4. Strain out mint and lemons and pour simple syrup into a glass container
  5. Refrigerate
Make Lemonade:
  1. Blend all Lemonade ingredients at high speed
  2. Strain liquid and serve in a pitcher with more ice or refrigerate

Notes

You can make the simple syrup ahead of time and keep it chilled in the refrigerator for about a month. Add a little vodka for a pitcher of refreshing cocktails.

14 Comments

Breaking Matzo

You can order rose water off of Amazon, Walmart and Wegmans also have food-grade rose water.

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Kathleen White

I made suntea last week by using morning harvested White Rose petals from my ( insecticide-free) rose bush and purified water in a glass jar set in the morning sun. Let it set in the sun all day , strain it then refrigerate. The fragrance was delightful . I drank it and splashed on my face. I kept the rosewater for a week in the refrigerator and the fragrance was still fresh.

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Azi'el

Any Indian market. Large grocery stores typically carry it. Wholefoods, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s. If you are in Texas H.E.B. and Kroger.

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Jane

Hi you can purchase Rose Hydrosol from Mountain Rose Herbs in the USA great quality in Canada Rae Dunphy and 57 Aromas… all 3 companies offer good quality products… you can use the hydrosol on your skin….

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Dolly Rice

On your recipe for the simple syrup, you said to wait for water to dissolve, I believe you meant sugar. But this sounds very delicious

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Breaking Matzo

Indeed! Thank you for catching that. We have corrected the instructions!

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