Saffron Lemonade – Rumi Spice

Saffron Lemonade

Difficulty: Easy - Yield: 1 1/2 quarts - Time: 15 minutes

Looking for an elevated twist on a summertime classic? Try a nice refreshing glass of saffron lemonade! Sure to quench your thirst and satisfy your taste buds.



  • 1/2 cup water, for steeping saffron
  • 1 tsp of Rumi saffron
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup superfine sugar, to taste
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 4 cups water

    Steep saffron in 1/2 cup of warm water for 10 minutes. Mix together steeped saffron water, lemon juice, sugar, ice, and water in a blender and process until completely smooth. Add back in saffron threads for enhanced flavor. Serve over ice.

    1 comment

    • Art: July 02, 2019

      This looks REALLY good, and I can’t wait to try it! But, I had a question. Is the ice needed, or is it just there to help break up the sugar when mixing? Would you also recommend substituting the sugar for an equal amount of either honey or agave nectar? I will let you know how it turns out once I get to make and try this, though… I’m excited!

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