This lemonade was featured at the Herb Committee’s Scented Geranium display in April 2011. It is a refreshing summer time drink.
from Maxine Forward
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
10 Rose Scented Geranium Leaves (rinsed & dried)
1 cup fresh Lemon or Lime Juice
chilled Water, to serve
- In a small pot boil water with sugar. Remove from heat, add leaves and let infuse until cold. If possible let stand overnight.
- Remove and squeeze out leaves over the pot to catch the flavors. Add lemon or lime juice.
- Pour into bottle or pitcher and refrigerate.
- To serve, add 2 tablespoons or to taste of this concentrate to each cup of chilled water and mix well. You could also add the syrup to a pitcher and add a proportional amount of water. Serve over ice in a goblet garnished with a small scented geranium leaf or rose petals.
Note: It will keep for two weeks if refrigerated.