This rose cooler is a staple drink for most households during the month of Ramadan. It is aromatic and the basil seeds add an amazing cooling effect. This makes it a perfect thirst quencher for the month of fasting. To make this drink, you only need a few ingredients! It is refreshing, simple and nostalgic.
To make the rose syrup, add the water, sugar, food coloring (optional) in a medium sized saucepan, cook on low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add rose petals and boil for 5 minutes. Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Remove the pot from heat, add rose water and lemon juice.
Strain and store in an airtight container.
To make the cooler: Soak the basil seeds with 1 Tbsp of cold water for 30 seconds
Equally divide the rose syrup into two glasses, add the soaked basil, 1 Tbsp of carbonated water and stir.
Add the crushed ice and the remaining carbonated water into the prepared glass. Stir with a straw and enjoy.
Note: To make it a little extra special you can add 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream. The best float you’d ever drink!