Sparkling Cherry-Rose Water With Lemon

super easy

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We’ve had such fabulous weather these last few weeks! And this recipe is the cherry on top (pun intended). Sparkling water with cherries, rose water, and lemon is so refreshing on a warmer day. It is also quite easy to make but does take some time to cool down so it’s not an instant recipe. Rose water can be hard to find, however, most ethnic shops have them and Holland & Barrett seem to have it too.

It’s always handy to have a small bottle of rose water in the press though. It’s very often used in desserts and drinks. I would only look for small bottles though as it’s such a strong flavour you’ll rarely use more than a few tablespoons at a time.
I topped the water up with some ice cubes for extra refreshment and some mint for decoration. You can add some mint leaves to the syrup as well while it’s cooking if you want to add it as an extra flavour.

A pink cocktail glass with golden rim, filled with a pink cherry and rose water drink. The glass is on a wooden tray and has cut up lemons as well as cherries, mint leaves and purple flowers on display.

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Ingredients:

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500g fresh cherries, stems removed
125ml still water
125g granulated sugar
1 lemon
1tbsp rose water
1l sparkling water
Optional
mint and ice cubes

Directions

1.
Add the still water to a pot along with the sugar and rose water
Squeeze the lemon and add the juice as well.
Remove the stems from the cherries, slice them in half and add them all too. You can leave the pits in, we will be discarding them later.
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2.
Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce to medium heat until the cherries are soft
Mash them down a bit to make sure we get as much flavour out of them as possible.
Once the cherries are all mushy, pass the syrup through a sieve to remove any pulp and pits. Set aside to cool down.
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3.
Once the syrup is cold enough you can add the sparkling water (and ice cubes if wanted)
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