Flavored Lemonade | Orange Blossom and Rose Water Lemonade

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Alhamdulillah, the climate is getting slightly better. After three really hot months, September is like a whiff of fresh air. It is not that it isn’t hot, but the temperatures do drop down to a maximum of late 30s and apart from the afternoons, rest of the time is quite comfortable. I am only worried about the bout of flu and likewise it is going to come with, especially with schools slowly opening and Covid still playing hide-n-seek within us. With cases fluctuating on a daily basis whether it is here or back home, it is really worrying at times, but I guess with time, we are taught to take it into our stride and live with it with all required precautions. I think I should just keep that topic aside and move onto the intended post of the day…

 

This week, I am doing three back-to-back posts that involves a lemon or a lime. Both are from the citrus family but definitely have a different taste profile. I guess being Indian, we tend to have more limeades than lemonades – read the Kulukki Sarbath and the Naaranga Soda. 😉 But staying in an Arab country teaches you to like lemons along with the lime. I do buy lemons when there is an offer and make lemonade, though my girls aren’t very fond, because they say it is too sour. And yes, you would need a very sticky sugar syrup to make your lemonade taste really sweet. I just decided to pep up the regular lemonade with a dash of two beautifully flavored and aromatic waters – the orange blossom and the rose waters. Both the waters together take the lemonade to the next level. If you are not fond of either, you can skip them as well. Orange blossom has more pronounced flavors, so this lemonade tastes more of it, than the rose water, unless you decide to go ahead and add a little bit more than mentioned in the recipe. As with every lemonade, enjoy it almost immediately because it would get more sour as it sits… Off to the recipe…

 

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5 from 8 votes

Flavored Lemonade | Orange Blossom and Rose Water Lemonade

Course Drink
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 2 juicy lemons
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 litre cold water
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Squeeze out the juice off the lemons. Add the juice, sugar and one cup of water in a blender and blend till the sugar is melted completely.
  • Add the rest of the water and the flavored waters and blend.
  • Serve immediately garnished with mint leaves.

Notes

If kept, the lemonade turns bitter, so serve immediately.
Add ice cubes if you want it more cold.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    I love lemonade but never tried adding rose water or orange blossom. Sounds so yummy can imagine the aroma.

  2. 5 stars
    Love how your recipes are so crisp and short. This lemonade sounds like a breath of fresh air with addition of rose water and orange blossom.

  3. hem lata srivastava says:

    A perfect treat for guests. Flavoeefull and refreshing lemonade with minimal ingredients. Would love to try it

  4. 5 stars
    Lemon is something of daily use and usually made lemonade but never added orange blossom and rose water. Sounds interesting and worth trying.

  5. 5 stars
    Rafeeda I love lemonade and have added mint, basil, saffron, cardamom but not orange blossom and rose water. Interesting, as you’ve mixed two strong flavors. Having said that, when its really hot any flavour lemonade goes with me. I do love the flavour of orange blossom water.

  6. 5 stars
    I love lemonade and try many flavours…but orange blossom & rose water flavours is something I never tried…I’m wondering how it would taste as both have strong flavours. Really interesting to give it a shot!!

  7. Whislt we were on Dubai holiday one of our favourite cooling and refreshing drink was lemonade, the hotel staff used to make for us as we requested. Nevr tried with rose water or orange blossom..sounds so exotic!

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan says:

    5 stars
    This is a brilliant idea to make flavored lemonade. I have to try the orange blossom water. I have a couple of Persian recipes that uses it and I have substituted with rose water. This is a great way to enjoy the traditional lemonade with a little different flavor.

  9. 5 stars
    ooo that will be an exciting treat. I have never used orange blosson water and will love to try some soon.

  10. 5 stars
    This flavored lemonade sounds so refreshing. I often add chaat masala in it to make it more interesting. Your version sounds amazing 😍

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