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. This recipe and hundreds more from around the world may be found at www.GlobalTableAdventure.com.