This rose lemonade recipe is simple to make and looks so pretty. It’s a gorgeous pink mocktail that would be perfect for baby showers, bridal showers and special occasions.
Are you looking for a homemade rose lemonade recipe? Or maybe a pink mocktail for a special occasion? This non-alcoholic drink ticks both boxes!
The recipe makes 2 drinks, but can easily be adjusted to serve more. It looks lovely in a pitcher for guests.
If you love all things floral, my easy lavender lemonade is a huge crowd favourite too!
These mocktails are:
Easy: with no bartending skills required, this recipe is easy to follow and simple to make.
Fast: this recipe can be made in less than half an hour (including chilling time). If you want to save time, you can make the rose syrup a day or two before.
Versatile: if you want to add an extra kick, you can replace the soda water with something else.I always opt for soda water first, but this recipe would also suit lemonade, kombucha or rose water.
Oh so pretty: the gorgeous pink colour of this non-alcoholic drink makes it perfect for baby and bridal showers.
Perfect for a crowd: looking for a large batch mocktail? Simply increase the quantities below to make a larger serving.
Low sugar: I used Stevia in this recipe so it’s low carb and low sugar.
Rose Lemonade Ingredients
- Dried rose petals: I purchased mine online from The Source Bulk Foods. You will also find them online and in health food stores. I used a light coloured petal mix – see video below for reference. If you choose a darker colour, the end result might look different but will still taste great. Be sure to purchase edible petals only.
- Fresh lemon juice: I always prefer using fresh over bottled. If you don’t have access to fresh, there are plenty of excellent bottled versions out there. TIP: try to choose a lemon juice without added sugar.
- Stevia, or your choice of sweetener. I used Stevia for this recipe and it turned out great. Stevia is very sweet so you only need a small amount. If you are using a different kind of sweetener, you may need to adjust the quantity. Check the packet for guidance.
- Soda water: any plain soda water is fine! If you want to add a little extra kick, try sugar free lemonade, kombucha or rose water in it’s place.
How to make this delicious pink mocktail
There are a few steps but this recipe couldn’t be easier!
Add 1/3 cup of water and sweetener to a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to dissolve. It’s fine if the water steams but don’t let it boil. (If it boils by accident, you might need to add a little extra water to make up for what haas evaporated).
Turn heat to low and add the dried rose petals. Stir and leave on a low heat until the colour fades from the petals. Strain and cool – and your rose simple syrup is done! Chill until ready to serve.
Place 2 tablespoons rose syrup and 3 tablespoons lemon juice in a glass. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Stir.
Garnish and serve.
I hope you enjoy this pink rose lemonade recipe as much as I enjoyed creating it.
- 100 ml water
- 1/2 tbsp Stevia or alternative see note 1
- 1/3 cup dried rose petals
- 6 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- sparkling water or alternative see note 2
- Add water and sweetener of choice to a small saucepan. Dissolve over medium-high heat. If the water steams that's ok, just don't let it boil.
- Turn heat to low, add rose petals and stir. Leave on low stirring occasionally until the colours fade from the petals – it will only take a few minutes. Strain and cool. This is your rose syrup.
- Place 2 tablespoons rose syrup and 3 tablespoons lemon juice into each glass.
- Add ice if you wish, and top with sparkling water. Adjust sweetness if desired.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.