Summer Promotion - Enjoy free shipping on your 1st month's subscription!
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $50 | USE CODE 50FREESHIPPING

Groovy Color-Changing Rose Lemonade Recipe

May 13, 2018

Groovy Color-Changing Rose Lemonade Recipe

 

I love making new drink recipes, and recently I created an interesting twist on a summer classic: lemonade! I like to experiment with new flavors, and decided to try pairing rose petals and butterfly blue pea flowers to the lemonade, not just for the flavor, but also for color.

The rose really added some nice qualities to the finished drink. Rose's soft aroma and flavor added a subtle refreshing floral note that softened and smoothed over some of the sharply tart lemony flavor. The butterfly blue pea flowers provided a dramatic presentation with the color, but didn't affect the flavor or aroma.

This recipe is a keeper, and I think you will enjoy it too.

You will need the following ingredients:

2 cups water

2 tablespoons butterfly blue pea flower

8 tablespoons of rose petals

2 tablespoon of raw honey more or less to taste

2 tablespoon of rose hydrosol (optional)

1/2 cup of lemon juice 

1 cup of sparkling water

 

 

Read also: 9 Flower Teas To Help You Blossom & Glow

 

Boil two cups of water, and steep the rose petals and butterfly blue pea flowers in the hot water for about one minute. (Tip: keep the tea covered to keep in the heavenly aroma from the rose petals.) The tea should have a deep purple color.

Strain the flowers, and while the tea is still warm, stir in approximately two tablespoons of raw honey, to taste. Make sure the honey is dissolved completely before chilling it in the fridge, otherwise the honey might glob up on the bottom. 

 

 

Once it is chilled, add one cup of sparkling water. 

Now comes the fun part! Slowly pour in the lemon juice, and watch the color transform. The butterfly blue pea flower acts as a ph indicator and when you add something acidic like lemon juice, it will turn the liquid pink. 

If you would like more of a rosy flavor, you can add a tablespoon or two of rose hydrosol. Pour over ice, garnish with a couple fresh rose petals, and enjoy!

 

 




Leave a comment


Also in Loose Leaf Blog

silhouette of woman against a starry sky
An Eye-Opening Full Moon Tea Ritual For People Who Just Can't Figure Out What They Want In Life

February 19, 2021 1 Comment

 Does this sound like you?

  • Bored at work
  • Can't figure out what your passion is
  • Know that there's more to life but don't know what it's supposed to be
  • You're lacking clear direction in your life
  • No idea what you really want

If you can relate to any of the above statements, number one, you're not alone, and number two, you can draw on the ancient wisdom of nature to help you find the answers that you're looking for. 

Continue Reading

broken heart on forest floor
Natural Remedies For Heartbreak

January 31, 2021

Heartbreak sucks. It’s the opposite of the euphoric feeling you get when you’re falling in love. If you’re alive, then you will not be spared; at some point in your life you will experience the intense emotional phenomenon known as heartbreak.

Continue Reading

Try These Decadent And Luxurious Chai-Infused Chocolate Truffles!
Try These Decadent And Luxurious Chai-Infused Chocolate Truffles!

January 25, 2021

One of the most decadent forms of chocolate are truffles. Rich, lush, and creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles are actually quite simple to prepare and require only two ingredients: chocolate and a fatty milk or cream. Of course, you can add other ingredients such as nuts, coconut, or spices to jazz them up. 

Continue Reading