Simple Homemade Rose Syrup

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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.

Rose syrup in a glass bottle.

About This Rose Syrup

  • Rose syrup is a rose flavored simple syrup (liquid sugar) made with just three ingredients: sugar, water, and dried rose petals.
  • 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 more rose-y flavor.

Looking for more syrups to flavor your drink? Try my lemon syrup, mint syrup, vanilla syrup, brown sugar syrup, and cinnamon syrup. See all my homemade simple syrups.

Ingredient Notes

Rose syrup ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Sugar
    Use white sugar so that the syrup will have a pinkish color.
  • Water
    Always use filtered water if you can for a better tasting syrup.

Steps to Make Rose Syrup

Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this syrup. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Take off heat and steep.
  3. Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
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Notes & Tips

  • 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 some rose syrup in steamed or warm milk to make an instant rose latte.

Questions You May Have

Shouldn’t I need to let the water come to a boil instead of a simmer?

Nope, just a simmer is enough to dissolve the sugar and steep the rose petals.

Can I use rose buds instead of 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.

What can I use to strain the rose petals?

Use a mesh strainer to filter out the rose petals.

More Simple Syrups

Simple Rose Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Three ingredients are all you need to easily make this floral rose syrup at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Steep Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Drinks
Yield8 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup dried rose petals (food-grade only)

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • 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.

NOTES

  • Recipe makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of rose syrup.
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons of syrup for each cup.

NUTRITION

Calories: 75 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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