Rose Lemonade

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Growing up our equivalent of chocolate syrup was roohafza! We had it in milk, in water, on top of ice cream, any way you can imagine. The sweet, sticky syrup was fragrant and yummy. As I got older it seemed almost too sweet so I started squeezing a lemon to help balance flavors and it was delicious. Especially on a hot summer day its refreshing and cools you right down.

This recipe is not alcoholic but you can add your favorite clear liquor and it would make a great refreshing cocktail.

Yield: 4 servings

Rose Lemonade

Rose Lemonade

A sweet, refreshing, and fun drink for a hot summer day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup of Rooh Afza Syrup
  • 1/2 cup of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4-6 Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 cup of Chia Seeds
  • 2 cups of water for soaking Chia Seeds
  • 6 cups of Water
  • Ice


  1. Soak your Chia Seeds in 2 cups of Water for at least 20 minutes, you can do this in the morning or the night before if you want.
  2. Bruise your mint leaves with a mortar and pestle or smash them between the palms of your hands.
  3. In a pitcher mix 6 cups of water, Rooh Afza, and lemon juice.
  4. Mix in your bruised mint leaves.
  5. Drain your chia seeds.
  6. In a glass place desired amount of chia seeds and ice.
  7. Pour lemonade mix over ice and Enjoy!


Taste the lemonade before you pour it over ice, and adjust according to your flavors. Some people like it sweeter or more sour.

Make sure you give chia seeds ample time to soak.

Before adding to Chia Seeds, you can also blend the lemonade mix with ice instead of pouring it over the ice to make a frozen drink.

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Anum Shah

Masterchef at A SpiceBox
Anum Shah is a recipe developer and owner of She learns, tries, and obsesses over cooking techniques until nailing the perfect recipe. Recipes range from healthy, tasty, and easy kid recipes to complex, spicy and savory creations for adults.
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