Sparkling Ginger Rose Lemonade

rose-lemonade-13HI!  Believe it or not, I have been working while in Florida, and I wanted to share some of that with you, + this drink recipe, obvs : )  Here are a few of the projects that have been keeping me occupied:

♥  You may have noticed me posting on Instagram about writing for Sisterhood of the Traveling Mats. ♥ ♥ ♥  I “met” Jackie, the beautiful, soulful founder of the site, through blogging {I really love, love, love this little community!}, and am so honored that she asked me to be a part of her new venture.  I am talking food, per usual : ), but if you’re interested in any facet of yoga, travel, wellness, or just looking for some inspiration – from some very talented women – I highly recommend checking it out.  It’s also been very freeing for me to write on another platform that I feel invested in, yet am not as personally attached to as my own blog – if that makes sense.  I think that some of my fellow bloggers can probably feel me on that one!

♥  I mentioned earlier this year that I plan to re-design this space.  Methinks it needs more color, more organization, and to just be a little bit more “me” in general.  We could all use a refresh now and again, right?  As much as I would like for some of those changes to have happened yesterday, these things take time {Le sigh.}.  I am super excited about the behind-the-scenes progress that has been made though in creating mood boards {One of my most favorite things to do, in life!}, talking to designers, and overall scheming!  EEEK!

♥  My cameras are loaded with photos!!!  I’ve been snap happy – more so than usual, that is – and am spending a lot of time outdoors too.  The weather has been so gorgeous that it would be a crime not to – especially since I’ll be heading back up North, soon enough.  I decided to take advantage of that opportunity then, and just really savor the time I have here with my family and friends, as well.  I am so grateful to be able to do that.  For blogging purposes though, it means I’ll have a lot of pretty pictures and stories to share when I return in April – so stay tuned!

 

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And, because I have managed to create a recipe or two…let’s talk about this one!  I have a slight obsession with healthful drinks, and Fentimans Rose Lemonade is right at the top of my list of favorites.  The drink itself might sound pretty straightforward, but if you’ve ever tried it, you know that it has a spicy ginger kick, other fruity flavors, and some serious fizz.  It’s the bomb.com.  For reals.  This is my interpretation of it, made from rose tea and ginger lemongrass syrup; the latter of which is also delicious mixed in hot water, or poured over ice cream, if so inclined!

Adding some vodka to this mix might be a nice touch too, for the perfect “Welcome Spring!” cocktail!  XX

 

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Sparkling Ginger Rose Lemonade
 
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Recipe type: Sips
Ingredients
  • For the Ginger Lemongrass Syrup:
  • ¾ cup fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, chopped
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • For the Sparkling Ginger Rose Lemonade:
  • Rose tea
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. To make the syrup: Place the ginger, lemongrass, honey and water in a pot, and bring the mixture to a simmer, over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the honey has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat, and strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids. Set aside.
  2. To make the lemonade: Place 2 tablespoons - or more depending on how spicy you want it to be - of the ginger syrup in the bottom of a cup or glass. Add approximately ½ cup rose tea, and stir. Top with sparkling water, ice and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Notes
The syrup recipe will produce approximately 1 cup. It can be stored in a jar, in the refrigerator, for up to two weeks.
As for the drink itself, you might want to play around with the proportions of syrup to tea to water. I like mine extra spicy, with about 3-4 tablespoons of syrup, and with a lot of sparkling water for the added fizz. This is really more of a general guideline, than an exact science : )

 

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One Response to Sparkling Ginger Rose Lemonade

  1. claudia says:

    This looks great, but perhaps some rose water might e a nice substitute for the rose tea. It is clear and is pure essence of rose available at some Indian and Mid East food shops. This Fentiman’s beverage is so fabulous. I came across your blog in search for a diy version. Thank you

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