Lemon/Lime Syrup – Sharbat-e Limoo

Lemon/Lime Syrup – Sharbat-e Limoo

A refreshing home made lemonade. A great way of using lemons or limes from the garden.
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  • 4 cups lemon or Lime Juice
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup Rose Water optional


  • Combine the juice, sugar and Rose Water if using, in a large heavy saucepan.
  • Stir over a moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to the boil, and continue to slowly boil for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool in the saucepan.
  • Store in sealed bottle.
  • To serve add iced water to taste. I use about a 1 – 8 syrup to water ratio.


This recipe is equally delicious with either lemon juice, lime juice or a combination of the two. A little rosewater adds a Persian twist.
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