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Strawberry and rose drink

29 May 2018

A cool and refreshing summer drink made of fresh strawberries,rosewater and lemon juice.

Strawberry and rose drink
Strawberry and rose drink

Serves 4-6

  • 500g strawberries
  • 2 tbsp rosewater
  • 500–750ml cups water
  • 55g sugar
  • 3– 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Wash and hull the strawberries. Purée them with the other ingredients, starting with the lesser amount of water, and taste. Adjust if needed.

Depending on the flavour of the fruit, the amounts of the other ingredients will vary considerably. If the strawberries are densely flavoured and intensely sweet, the mixture might need more water (to dilute enough to make a pleasant drink), more rosewater and lemon juice (to balance the intensity and sweetness of the strawberries) and less sugar.

For off- season or milder strawberries, the opposite might be true. The drink should be bright and fresh, like good lemonade.

Pass the purée through a sieve to remove the seeds. Chill completely and serve over ice.

Tip: If you can find them, use dried rose petals instead of rosewater: Heat the water to a boil and pour it over a few tbsp of petals to steep like a tea. Strain before adding.

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