A bottle of rose water tends to last for a very long time in our kitchen. We love its fragrant sweetness but use it very sparingly. However, things might change now that we've discovered rose mint soda…We bookmarked this recipe over two years ago and now finally – fortunately – got around to making it. (And it took just two minutes!) As Kitchen Caravan's Sophia Brittan writes, "This is a drink I made up to cure the afternoon blues. Rose water is a natural mood lifter, and perfect for when you return home from a long day of work." We agree – it's a fantastic, non-alcoholic midday pick-me-up or after-work thirst quencher. Honey and rose water give it a lovely, mellow sweetness, and there's a refreshing zing from mint and lime.
The recipe is pretty perfect as is. The only thing we've started doing differently is muddling the mint in the glass along with the other ingredients instead of tearing it up and adding it at the end.
Emily Ho is a writer, recipe developer, and educator. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches classes on food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. Emily is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and the international Food Swap Network.
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