August is here. It’s still warm and the air is sticky with the scent of freshly mown grass. Flower’s are producing their second bloom as the butterflies dance around them. At this magical time of year, as the sun sets and the glow bugs sparkle in the garden, I love to enjoy a sweet rose cocktail on the deck. To drink the energy in and truly appreciate the nature that surrounds us.
This is a very simple, easy to make, recipe that can be used for a myriad of things. I’ve always been drawn to Rose. The smell, the taste, and all the magical properties it possesses. Calming, loving, nurturing & delicious, I add rose to pretty much every recipe I make. From vegan ice-cream to herbal hair spritz.
Rose has long been associated with Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of love, beauty & pleasure. In Astroherbology Rose is a Taurus herb, the sign that is ruled by the planet Venus. As a Taurean Sun sign, it may explain why I feel such a deep love for this beautiful flower.
To make this recipe you will need:
- 2-3 cups of Red Organic rose buds & petals
- 2 cups of beet sugar/white sugar (your choice)
- 4 cups filtered water
- Glass jar or bottle to store the syrup
- Saucepan with Lid
- Wooden spoon
- Glass jug
Start with adding the water and sugar to the saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Turn the heat all the way down and add all your roses. Blend the roses and the water until the petals have all been submerged and soaked. Bring the heat back up and continue to stir.
Whenever I create any of my recipes, I like to set good intentions and make sure I’m pouring good energy into whatever I’m making. You can do this however you see fit. Say a little chant, close your eyes and thank the Earth. Whatever speaks to you. There’s no wrong or right when adding magic & love to your creations.
Bring the mixture to a low simmer and add the saucepan lid. Check during regular intervals over the next 30 minutes or so. The liquid will turn a lovely pink hue and the petals will turn white. When ready, turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool.
Strain into your glass jug and then decant into glass bottle/jar and store in the fridge.
One of my personal favorite ways to enjoy this syrup is with a glass of ice cold prosecco. Simply drizzle a good amount of syrup into the bottom of your glass. Add the bubbly, then adorn with a rose petal and enjoy the magical flavor.
You can also mix this syrup with a liquor of your choice so it becomes a botanical cocktail. Sparkling water to add a dash of sweetness. Pour it atop vegan ice cream for a romantic dessert. Or even add to lemonade to quench your thirst after a long day in the garden. The list goes on…..
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy, yet rather delightful recipe. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Have a beautiful evening.
Love & blessings
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