Pomegranate and rose lemonade

This naturally neon lemonade is sweet, sharp and refreshingly fragrant. The cordial base will keep in the fridge for up to one week.


150g caster sugar

200ml pomegranate juice

5 lemons, juice (you will need 200ml) and the pared zest of 1

1 tsp rose water

ice cubes, to serve

2 litres still or sparkling water, chilled, to serve


1. Put the caster sugar and 200ml water in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil for 1 minute, remove from the heat, then add the pomegranate juice and lemon juice and zest; leave to cool.

2. Once cold, add the rose water. Pour into a clean, sterilised bottle and chill. To serve, pour around 4 tbsp (60ml) syrup into a tumbler, add ice, then top up with chilled still or sparkling water.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 12 (makes about 750ml syrup)

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 284kJ
Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Carbohydrate 16.6g
Sugars 15.9g
Protein 0.1g
Salt trace
Fibre trace

Per serving

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