From Shakespeare to nursery rhymes, the humble rose is loaded with symbolic meaning, often relating to matters of the heart. To the herbalist, roses are simultaneously uplifting and tranquility inducing, helping to soothe frazzled nerves and balance the emotional heart. Not only do they promote a sense of well-being, roses are also edible and quite delicious!

Join us to learn how to mix up a couple of rose-y cocktails starring this gorgeous and aromatic ingredient. Commonly found in Middle Eastern cuisines, a touch of rose is all it takes to lend an exotic note to an otherwise ordinary recipe.

A word of caution… once you start using rose in your recipes, you might find it hard to stop! 🌼🌿

Rose Simple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 part rose petals
  • 10 parts hot water, just off the boil
  • sugar or honey

Directions

Pour hot water over rose petals, cover and allow to steep for a few hours, or until rose petals are pale and spent

Strain and press all plant matter from water

Combine rose infusion with an equal 1:1 amount of sugar or honey (up to 1:1.5 for a thicker syrup), stirring until dissolved

Allow to cool and bottle; syrup should last up to 2 months in the refrigerator

 

Prosecco-Rose Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 T rose syrup
  • prosecco or other sparkling wine

Directions

Pour syrup into a wine glass or champagne flute and pour prosecco over

 

Cheeky Rose Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 oz tequila
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 T rose syrup
  • 2 T water
  • crushed ice

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and serve over crushed iced.

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closeup of rose-y pink cocktails with sugar rims, straws and a pink rose