Summer is here, and it’s time to sip on sunshine! Introducing the Strawberry Rose Water Fizz.
Packed with luscious strawberries, a dash of rose water, and a whole lot of fizz, this sparkly drink is the perfect companion for those hot summer days.
Making this summer sensation is as easy as a breeze.
Whip up a luscious strawberry syrup by simmering those juicy berries with water, sugar, rose water, and a hint of lemon zest. Let it cool and strain it.
Fill a glass or mason jar with ice cubes or crushed ice. Pour in that strawberry syrup, and top it off with sparkling water, champagne, or prosecco. Give it a little stir, or use a cocktail shaker. Shake, serve, and sip away!
Stir up a different version
This delicious fizzy delight is actually quite versatile and allows for changes, substitutions, and playful variations.
Don’t have fresh strawberries on hand? Use frozen strawberries or even other berries like raspberries or blueberries.
Alternatively, you can experiment with different flavored syrups like raspberry, blueberry, or even a hint of lavender to infuse the drink with unique and exciting flavors.
Add a few slices of orange or a dash of lemon juice and mint leaves if you want a drink with an extra zing.
Substitute the sparkling water with club soda for a lighter refresher and the sugar for pure honey or maple syrup.
STRAWBERRY ROSEWATER FIZZ
- Blender or food processor
- Medium-sized pot or saucepan
- Fine mesh strainer
- Glasses or champagne flutes for serving
- 2 lbs strawberries hulled & quartered (around 4 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp rose water
- 1 nos. zest of 1 lemon
- 1 fl.oz. sparkling water champagne or prosecco, for serving
- Ice for serving
For the Strawberry Syrup
- Combine the strawberries, water, sugar, rose water, and lemon zest in a medium pot.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Puree the strawberry mixture in a blender.
- In batches, pour into a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl in batches.
- Place the strained syrup into the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until chilled.
For non-alcoholic drinks
- Fill a large glass with ice.
- Fill less than halfway with syrup (around half a cup).
- Top off with sparkling water, stir, and serve.
For alcoholic drinks
- Pour a tablespoon of syrup into a champagne flute.
- Fill (slowly!!) with champagne or prosecco, stir, and serve.
- For an extra twist, consider infusing the syrup with additional herbs like basil or thyme.
- Fresh mint leaves or a slice of lemon can add a vibrant touch to your drink.
- Sprinkle some edible glitter or a mix of sugar and rose petals powder on the rim of the glass for a fancier look.
- To keep the drink cooler for longer periods, freeze some strawberry slices and use them as ice cubes.
- Use your favorite gin, and turn this one into a strawberry gin fizz. The result will be just as refreshing.