Simple Syrup Recipe for Making Homemade Rose Petal Soda



I've been playing around making my own fruit and edible flower syrups lately to use in homemade soda. I've made violet, blackberry and strawberry syrup/soda already (loved all three) and this week I tried using fresh pink rose petals.  This would be a great 'girly' beverage to serve for a bridal or baby shower....



Homemade Rose Soda

Ingredients-
2 Cups fresh picked rose petals
2 Cups water
2 Cups sugar (you can substitute honey or the sugar substitute of your choice)
Club soda

Combine the rose petals, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The color will leach out of the petals and into the liquid. Remove from heat and strain out the rose petals. Let cool a bit and then pour your syrup into sterilized mason jars and refrigerate until chilled. 




When your syrup is chilled, spoon several Tablespoons of the syrup into a glass and then fill with club soda, adding more syrup to taste if necessary. Garnish with a few rose petals and a sprig of fresh mint.



Far healthier than store bought soda, you can control the amount of syrup you use in each glass. I found this  syrup recipe made about 8 glasses of soda. It's the ultimate refreshing warm weather drink.

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11 comments:

  1. I can't imagine what this tastes like but it looks wonderful.

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    1. It tastes like roses if you can believe that - or imagine that. Very fragrant.

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  2. I bet this would be awesome with honeysuckle too! or red clover...I make jelly with both, and they are good.

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  3. This sounds amazing! I never would have thought to make a beverage using roses. Thank you for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  4. What a fabulous idea! This would be perfect for my Create It Thursday link-up...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-3-plus-features.html

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  5. That's really interesting, who knew you could make soda from roses! Thanks for hopping with Thursday Favorite Things over on Katherine's Corner.

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  6. wow, how creative. I bet it smells amazing. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  7. I bet that'd be good in tea too! Don't forget to pick them early in the morning before the sun can evaporate the nectar though.

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  8. I have a beautiful rugosa rose thatch and use the petals for the most fragrant wonderful vinegar for salads. I use my home made apple cider vinegar...but any vinegar will work.
    I'm definitively trying this!!!
    I've got so many flowers, I'm going to freeze some and dehydrate the rest.
    (there's a photo on my FB page LynnAnn Nysted-Thomas...check it out)

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  9. Oh man Lisa, I'm so glad you shared this with me. I remember seeing it when you posted it, but then promptly forgot about it. Pinning it so I remember that I've got it! Thanks! :D

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  10. This flavor is most unique in western culture but if you think for a moment, or perhaps you were never aware, the original Turkish delight candy was rose flavored. I have always loved the Big Turk chocolate bars that blended chocolate and rose flavors and are available in Canada. We always pick up one or two when visiting there.

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