Elderflower Rose Lemonade

Elderflower Rose Lemonade @themerrythought
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 @themerrythought
Elderflower Rose Lemonade

Simple Syrup:
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.
Elderflower Rose Lemonade @themerrythought
Elderflower Rose Lemonade @themerrythought


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