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Refreshing Maple Rosewater Lemonade

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Author: Angela Marinelli


  • 1 1/3 cup maple sugar or maple syrup*
  • 8 cups water I use filtered
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 2 TBS rosewater


Make a Maple Simple Syrup

  • In a small sauce pan combine the maple sugar (or syrup) and 1 cup of the water. Heat (on medium) until sugar is fully dissolved in the water.
  • Let cool to room temperature then chill in the fridge.

Squeeze Lemons

  • Squeeze lemons to get 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice.
  • Remove seeds, decide if you want pulp. (If you strain pulp out, you will likely need to squeeze more juice to get your 1 1/2 cups.)

Mix it Together

  • In a large pitcher, pour together, the remaining 7 cups water, the lemon juice, your maple simple syrup, and the 2 TBS rosewater.
  • Adjust the rosewater to your taste. I prefer a light floral taste, and this tasted balanced to me against the lemon.


  • The maple sugar (or syrup) will make your lemonade a little darker. If you want to keep your lemonade light without using white sugar, you can substitute light agave nectar in the same amount for the maple sugar or syrup.
  • If you want to use organic white cane sugar, substitute 1 3/4 cup white sugar for the 1 1/3 cup maple sugar.