How to make rose lemonade


Lemonade is the perfect summer drink, but every once and a while it needs a little twist.

Being I’m in love with roses (if you haven’t figured that out already shame on you) and recently bought a nice rose syrup from Eataly in the city, I figured why not?

Regular lemonade, if made by hand, is tarty and refreshing but adding rose syrup and some sugar gives it a subtly sweeter taste. Plus the syrup adds a nice blushing color to the drink once it’s mixed in.

The syrup I used was called Sciroppo di Rose, which literally translates into rose syrup and was produced by Dalpian, an Italian brand. I highly suggest it! If you can’t get any online or go to Eataly to find some, rose water can be used as a substitute.

Sound good to you? Lets drink up!

You will need:

  • 5 lemons
  • 3- 10 tablespoons of rose syrup or rose water (This can vary- more = sweeter lemonade)
  • Water
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
  • A small strainer (I squeezed the lemons by hand so I used this to catch the pits)
  • A wooden spoon
  • A pitcher


  1. Cut all the lemons in half on a plate.
  2. Take the pitcher and fill it up with water. You can use tap or bottled, whichever you prefer.
  3. Place the strainer over the pitcher. Squeeze the lemon juice out of the lemons. Try to get as much juice as possible from each. NOTE: If you decide to do it this way it will probably make your hands sore so be prepared.
  4. Dump out the pits in the strainer. Remove strainer altogether and add 3 tablespoons of sugar to pitcher if you so desire. Mix well with wooden spoon (or any spoon you choose to use).
  5. Add 3-10 tablespoons of rose syrup, or rose water. This can vary depending on how sweet you want it to be. I would recommend adding at least 10 teaspoons if not more because the lemons will overpower the syrup.
  6. Mix well, add ice cubes and put in fridge for about an hour. Or, pour into a cup, add ice cubes and serve!

Well there you have it folks- super easy eh? I hope you enjoy it as much as my parents did. If you decide to give it a try, let me know in the comments section!  Do you have your own favorite summer time drinks? Feel free to share!

Happy drinking. 🙂



By Ariana Storniolo (Palmieri)

Ariana Storniolo is the founder of Greenify-Me, a blog dedicated to zero waste and sustainability. Her work has also been featured on Going Zero Waste, Green Matters, Mother Earth Living and several other online publications.

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