How To Make Rose Water Syrup
Knowing how to make rose water syrup is a great way to make your favorite beautiful rose cocktail with a clear or delicate pink hue. It's also useful when you don't have access to organic roses. It's preparation is essentially the same as our rose syrup, but uses organic rose water instead of fresh or dried roses.
Why you'll love this recipe:
- This simple syrup recipe is really simple and the perfect balance of floral flavor and sweetness.
- This preparation makes an entire small bottle of syrup, so you'll be able to enjoy numerous recipes with it.
- This syrup works beautifully in: Cucumber rose water gin and tonic, Moonwalk rosewater cocktail, Rose lemon drop cocktail, Rose peach frosé and rose water lemonade
- ½ cup water + ½ cup rosewater
- 1 cup sugar
- Optional: hibiscus petals for the natural pink hue
- In a small saucepan over low heat - heat the water and sugar it comes to a simmer.
- Stir while syrup gently simmers gently for 10 minutes. Add flowers if using any for color.
- Remove from heat and let the liquid thicken and cool.
- Pour into jar with an airtight lid. Strain if you used flowers for natural coloring. (Pour into a jar with an airtight lid)
- This method will yield a clear but flavorful syrup. If you want an all natural slightly pink hue for your rose syrup, add 2 dried light pink rose buds or a few light pink rose organic flower petals from your garden.
- You can make your own rose water at home easily if you choose!
- You can use other floral waters, like orange blossom water with this same method. That's how we make our Orange blossom bundt cake.
Frequently asked questions:
How long will this syrup last for?
Sugar is used in cooking as a preservative— think jams and jellies, which are also called preserves. So simple syrups have a decent shelf life, when prepared and stored properly: made with very hot water and stored in a sterile container in the refrigerator. A 1:1 simple syrup like this one lasts only one month when refrigerated.
How should I store the syrup?
The recommended way to store simple syrup is to use an airtight container that's been sterilized. The images in this post show the rose syrup in a simple corked bottle for the images, however I store all our syrups in airtight containers.
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