Make Your Own Rose Syrup (or Pick Up a Bottle of Amoretti!)
With the first day of spring coming in just a little over a month, we’re beginning to turn our attention to some of our floral beverage syrups. Out of all of our exotic floral beverage syrups, Amoretti Premium Rose Syrup has consistently been the top-seller. If you love a good rose syrup, then you’ll definitely enjoy our gourmet take on the classic.
Of course, if you have access to good roses, it’s not too difficult to make your own rose syrup. If you’d like to learn how to make your own rose syrup, follow these simple directions…
How to Make Rose Syrup
- Fill a large pot with rose petals. The more rose petals you can add to the pot, the better. You really can’t have too many, if you ask us! (Make sure you don’t use rose petals that may have pesticides on them. Organic or homegrown roses – assuming they haven’t been sprayed – are usually the best option.)
- Next, add water so that the water just barely covers all of the petals in the pot. You don’t want to have too much, otherwise your mixture will be too diluted.
- Allow the water to simmer (not boil) for about a half hour. Then, discard the rose petals and add fresh ones. Allow the water to continue to simmer for another half hour. You can repeat this process until the water takes on a pinkish color and has an aromatic, rose scent.
- Strain the rosewater into a pitcher where it can cool. Once it gets down to lukewarm/room temperature, you can measure out 1 quart and return it to the pot.
- In order to make your rose water into rose syrup, add 2 pounds of granulated sugar to the 1 quart of rose water, and stir it on low heat until all of the sugar has dissolved. Do not let the water simmer during this process. You only need just enough heat to result in dissolution.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, all you have to do is bottle up your rose syrup and enjoy!
Not too difficult, right? This tasty floral beverage syrup can be used in a variety of drinks, from cocktails to tea and beyond. If you don’t want to chance making your own, pick up a bottle of Amoretti Premium Rose Syrup today. We’ve crafted our rose syrup from natural flavors. It’s produced and bottled right here in Southern California, too. Give it a try!