Water, sugar, and dried rose petals are all you need to easily make this floral rose syrup at home to sweeten your cup of tea. Get expert tips and step-by-step instructions.
- Rose syrup is a rose flavored simple syrup (liquid sugar) made with just three ingredients: sugar, water, and dried rose petals. It’s super easy to make at home.
- Add the syrup to hot and cold drinks, to flavor and sweeten with a floral note. It’s perfect for iced tea since it mixes well into cold beverages unlike sugar which will just sink to the bottom of the cup.
- The recipe makes a cup of rose syrup. It’ll keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Use rose syrup to make rose tea lattes and rose flavored tea. Add it to rose tea to give it a boost of rose flavor.
- Dried rose petals
Get food-grade rose petals since the last you want is pesticides in your syrup. Never use dried rose petals from a flower shop since those are loaded with chemicals.
Use white sugar so that the syrup will have a pinkish color.
Always use filtered water if you can for a better tasting syrup.
Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this syrup. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.
- Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer.
Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
- Take off heat and steep.
- Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
- This recipe makes a cup of rose syrup, which is 16 tablespoons. Use 1-2 tablespoons for each cup of tea to flavor and sweeten it.
- Store rose syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Use rose syrup in sparkling water to make rose flavored soda. Pour rose syrup in steamed or warm milk to make an instant rose latte. Add rose syrup to iced tea. Add syrup to rose tea to give the tea an extra boost of rose flavor.
Questions You May Have
Nope, just a simmer is enough to dissolve the sugar and steep the rose petals.
Yes! you can replace the rose petals with rose buds but make sure to cut the rose buds in half to make sure it fully infuses since the rose buds are tightly closed. As with rose petals, use food-grade rose buds.
Use a mesh strainer to filter out the rose petals.
More Simple Syrups
Simple Rose Syrup
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup dried rose petals (food-grade only)
- Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer.Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
- Take off heat and steep for 15 minutes.
- Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.Use a mesh strainer to separate the rose petals from the syrup. The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
- Recipe makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of rose syrup.
- Use 1-2 tablespoons of syrup for each cup.
- Rose buds can be used instead of rose petals. Make sure to roughly chop the rose buds before adding it into the saucepan so that the water can easily get in between the tightly closed petals.
- Add rose syrup in sparkling water to make rose flavored soda.
- Pour syrup in steamed or warm milk to make an instant rose tea latte.
- Add rose syrup to iced tea.
- Add syrup to rose tea to give the tea an extra boost of rose flavor.
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