7 hrs 10 mins
We had this traditional Turkish drink during a food tour in Istanbul. It's fun to make with kids and offers an elegant alternative to standard lemonade!
- 12 rose petals red or pink
- 7 T white sugar
- 2 T fresh lemon juice from half a lemon
- 2 c warm water
Place rose petals and white sugar in a bowl and crush the rose petals with the sugar using your fingers.
Transfer to a pitcher, pour warm water over and stir to dissolve sugar.
Add lemon juice and refrigerate overnight.
Serve over ice.
At the risk of stating the obvious: for the best rose flavor start with very aromatic roses.