Refreshingly delicious roohafza lemonade fizz is a perfect summer cooler and must-have on iftar table. This is a simple and easy to make hydrating and rejuvenating herby drink. Rooh Afza syrup, lemon, sugar and sparkling water are the main ingredients in making this fizzy summer drink.
About This Recipe
In my house, no summer is complete without gulping down glasses of chilled and refreshing Rooh Afza. Summer in Andhra is hot and humid. To beat the heat and to keep ourselves hydrated a herby drink like rooh afza is mandatory.
Apart from summer, rooh afza is always been part of iftar during Ramadan. Irrespective of season, we always love to drink rooh afza during iftar time.
South India, is hot almost all the year. So, I always make it a point to serve a refreshing and hydrating drink in iftar along with dates. I do make this often during peek summer months, as this rooh afza drink is best thirst quencher.
Nothing is more convenient than making a delicious and refreshing drink like rooh afza lemonade fizz. This fizzy drink refreshes the senses and recharges the energy instantly. Do try this chilled fizzy drink today!
What is Rooh Aza?
Rooh Afza is a herby concoction which carry healing and cooling properties. A chilled glass of rooh afza is a best thirst quencher. It refreshes the senses instantly.
The deep pink color of the rooh afza concoction when diluted with milk or water, gives a wonderful pink color, which is soothing to eyes.
Over the years, many recipes have come using rooh afza. But on a hot summer day, when you are feeling de-hydrated then a chilled glass of roof afza is all you need to feel refreshed.
Iftar & Rooh Afza
Though over the years many eating habits have changed. People have become health conscious and cut down fried foods, added more fresh juices, fruit salad, healthy salads, etc. But one thing which still remain the same at my place and I think in most of the houses is Roohafza in iftar.
As my grandmom (nanima) use to say, this herbal concoction is made with natural cooling ingredients which helps in refreshing and rejuvenating the body in no time. The sweet taste of this drink boots the sugar levels and aromatic rose flavour lift the senses when you are fasting for more than 15 hours during Ramadan.
Roohafza Lemonade Fizz Main Ingredients
Rooh Afza – As mentioned above, this is a deep pink colored sweet concoction with a hint of rose flavour and herby aroma. Known for its healing and cooling properties. Easily available in any grocery store. Rooh afza bottle is available in online grocery stores too.
There is a lot of difference in taste, thickness and ingredients of rose syrup and rooh afza. So, do not get confused with rose syrup. Both rose syrup and rooh afza are completely different syrups.
Lemons – Lemon juice perfectly balances the sweet and herby rose taste of rooh afza. Apart from this lemon juice also adds citrusy taste and increases the nutritional value of this drink.
Sparkling Water – As we are making a fizzy drink here, we are using sparkling water (soda). This will make the drink look fancy. You can skip adding soda and can make normal rooh afza lemonade.
Apart from sparkling water, you can try adding sprite or 7-up or mountain dew, etc. But just remember, these drinks are loaded with sugar.
These are all optional ingredients. Add them depending on the availability. These ingredients add flavour, nutrition and appealing look.
Basil Seeds | Sabja Seeds – Known as a natural coolant which helps in reducing body heat.
Mint Leaves – Adds refreshing taste and aroma.
- 4 tbsp. Roohafza
- 3 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 150 ml chilled Sparkling water
- 4 fresh Mint leaves and few for garnish
- 1 tbsp. Basil seeds, soaked in water for 30 minutes
- 10-12 Ice cubes
- 1 tbsp. Rose petals, for garnish (optional)
How To Make Rooh Afza Lemonade Fizz
- In a pitcher combine roohafza, lemon juice, mint leaves and sparkling water.
- Add ice cubes to serving glasses and pour in above made roohafza lemonade fizz.
- Garnish with basil seeds, rose petals and fresh mint leaves. Serve chilled.
- Add love to make this Rooh Afza Lemonade Fizz taste ‘Yummy’.
When you have unexpected guest at home or when you are craving fro something sweet and refreshing, then this fizzy rooh afza drink is all you need.
No need to make this ahead. You can make this instantly.
Serve this as a after school treat. Perfect summer drink.
You can serve this in iftar along with other snacks or you can gulp a glass of chilled rooh afza drink post dinner.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
If you are here looking for Ramadan Menu Plans, then I moved them to a different page to be all together and for easy viewing. You can check by clicking on Ramadan Weekly Meal Plan.