I love lemonade and crave it all summer long (it’s always a must-have when I go to the county fair to get a huge, icy cup of it)! I’ve been wanting to make elderflower lemonade for a while now and with the recent arrival of some Elderflower Syrup from Marx Foods (as part of the winnings from the Floral Food Photography contest), I finally was able to! About the time I was plotting my lemonade recipe, my brother sent me a text of some elderflower rose lemonade he had just tried and said I needed to try it, so I decided to add a litttle rose water to my recipe and loved it! This pretty drink has it all – sweet, tart and floral all mixed together. It’s the perfect, refreshing summery drink!
Elderflower Rose Lemonade
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Add water and sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. (Store in refrigerator if not using right away).
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (6-8 lemons)
3 tablespoons elderflower syrup
2 teaspoons rose water
3 cups water
simple syrup (recipe above)
lemon slices & rose petals for garnish – optional
In a large pitcher stir together all ingredients. Taste and adjust as desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices and rose petals if desired.