For some, the season of flip flops is over, now replaced by the steady clickety-clack of school shoes on polished linoleum. For others, school is nothing more than a faint memory, farther yet than the setting sun’s shimmering rays upon which our dreams cling.
Either way, Rosewater Lemonade will put a smile where you need it most.
For the back-to-schoolers, this drink represents everything easy-breezy; a way to go global, even in the midst of lost backpacks, homework, and forgotten lunches. Each sip will take you to the middle east and Oman, where Rosewater Lemonade is a cherished treat. For those who cling to the distant memory of schoolyard days, this is your ticket to the lost joys of youth.
Each sip tastes like a thousand roses bathing in fresh squeezed sunlight.
Now, here’s the deal. This time of year I have too many paper cuts to squeeze my own lemonade.
If you find yourself in the same position, I have a sneaky trick for you.
Add several slices of fresh lemon to each cup of store-bought lemonade and the drink will transform from dull to bright. The result will taste so much like fresh squeezed, you won’t regret the shortcut.
4 cups fresh lemonade
1/4 cup rose water
1 lemon, sliced in thin half moons
Find a quiet little spot in Oman to enjoy your drink. Perhaps while perched in the shade of a million stones.
Splash a bit of rose water (found at Indian and Middle Eastern markets) on your wrists and another bunch …
… in your lemonade.
Watch the romance sweet over whoever you give the drink to.
I’m not sure when he put the rose behind the ear, but I wasn’t going to let the moment pass by without a photo.
P.S. This has to be the quickest way to stovetop travel in the history of Global Table. I do hope you give it a go.
P.P.S. If you shut your eyes really tight, each sip will transport you to the heart of your greatest longings. When my eyes shut I went, of course, to my sweetest dream: a home on the sea.
Where did you go?
Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only.