Early in the morning pick fresh, sweet-smelling pink or red roses. Trim off the white base of the petals and discard. Rinse the petals, then drain.
Slice the lemons very thin. Place them in a pan with the water. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, then remove the lemon slices and discard them.
Bring the lemon water to a boil again and stir in the sugar until dissol