Spring has officially arrived and that can only mean one thing – rosé season has started. It’s admittedly still too cold outside, but there’s nothing like the promise of that first picnic or barbecue with friends to get you preemptively cracking out the rosé. But in all the excitement, it’s easy to knock back the wine like it’s juice. That’s why rosé lemonade will be your new favourite drink. Lower in alcohol than rosé alone, but still with a good kick and delicious flavour, this rosé lemonade cocktail is fabulously floral, easy to make, and incredibly refreshing. And pretty gorgeous if we do say so ourselves!
So, without further ado let’s get started.
Ingredients (Makes 8 servings):
- 1 (750ml) bottle dry rosé wine
- 700ml lemonade (store-bought is fine or you can make your own)
- Rose syrup* to taste
- 330 ml soda water
- Edible roses
*You can make your own rose syrup by mixing equal parts water and sugar plus a handful of dried rose petals and bringing them to the boil. Then let them steep before straining the mixture into an airtight container. It should keep for up to two weeks.
How to Make Rosé Lemonade
- Combine the rosé and lemonade in a large pitcher filled with ice.
- Stir in the rose syrup to taste.
- Top with soda water and edible roses to garnish.
- Serve and smile. It’s rosé ’o clock!
Rosé Lemonade Variations
- If you want something a bit boozier, add a shot of gin to each glass before pouring in the rosé lemonade.
- Top up with sparkling wine instead of soda water if you want a slightly stronger drink.
- Make the lavender version using lavender syrup* and edible lavender to garnish.
*To make your own lavender syrup mix equal parts sugar and water plus 3 tbsp of fresh or dried lavender in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to steep for up to one hour. Drain through a fine sieve into a bottle and store in the fridge.
If you’re interested in making more edible flower cocktails, make sure to check out our previous blog post: Edible Flowers and How to Use Them in Cocktails. And remember, Drinks&Co has your back for any cocktail ingredients you might need.