This post is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey. All opinions are mine alone.
Refreshingly floral, this rose lemonade is so easy to make and perfect pitcher drink for all your outdoor activities this summer.
I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like lemonade. Have you? It’s so refreshing, tart and sweet, especially as hot weather rolls in. How could you not love it, right?
But plain lemonade can get a little boring for all summer long, so I like to switch flavors up. Strawberry lemonade is over-done. Sparkling blueberry lemonade is crazy good. And it seems I can never turn down a glass of hard lemonade. 🙂
Now, it’s time for some floral twist.
I’ve partnered up with Nielsen-Massey to bring you this refreshingly floral drink today. I adore their vanillas and I’ve been a fan girl for a long time. And it’s an absolute pleasure to collaborate with my favorite brands.
There’re so many reasons I love their products.
For starters, they use highest quality hand-examined vanilla beans. And unlike others, Nielsen-Massey uses cold extraction process, which produces rich extracts with delicate flavor notes. If you haven’t tried their vanillas (and there’re a few variations), you’ve got to try them. My favorite is madagascar bourbon pure vanilla extract.
But vanillas are not the star of the show today. Rose water is!
Don’t let that name fool you, this rose water is potent stuff. Fragrant and sweet, and a little bit goes a long way! That’s why I noted in my recipe below to start with a small amount and adjust it to your taste.
Rose flavor pairs beautifully with zesty lemon though. And the combination is intoxicating! You just have to try it to believe it.
Cheers, and thank you for reading!
Refreshing Rose Lemonade
- 1 cup 240ml water
- 1 cup 200gr sugar
- 1 cup 240ml fresh lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
- 4 cups 1L water
- ¼- ½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Rose Water
- To make simple syrup, bring one cup of water to boil. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
- In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, half of the prepared simple syrup and ¼ teaspoon of rose water. Taste and add more simple syrup and rose water as needed. Chill until ready to serve.