Homemade “Rose Lemonade”


The “Rose Lemonade” drink has accompanied me through this summer’s hot evenings and I have endlessly liked its taste and freshness. I think and hope to not be the only one with such impressions.

I never actually thought on how to prepare it at home, maybe because some things (like this drink) are easier to just pour and drink it. However, it was my friend Ilir who told me how easily we could have this drink in our homes, without trying and enjoying it when we wanted.

You can use roses syrup or extract. Colonial prepares the extract itself and gave me a bottle to prepare this drink today for you.

  • In the case of the extract you will have to pour less as the taste is very concentrated. On the other hand if you use roses syrup that you easily prepare at home, you will have to add more in quantity, as the taste and the concentration are lower.
  • We are sharing 2 different ways how to prepare this drink, in case you have a shaker and when you don’t.



Tonic water

Roses syrup or extract

Ice cubes

Rose petals or raspberries/strawberries for decoration


Method 1:

In a shaker, place the first three ingredients and shake well.

Place the drink in the serving glass and decorate as desired.

Method 2:

Add tonic water to serving glass. Add the rose syrup/extract and then the ice cubes.

Mix lightly with a cocktail spoon and add the decoration.

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Photography by Eranda Janku