Floral, elegant rose petal syrup makes for a perfectly delicate and sweet finishing touch on ice cream or gelato, or as a unique cocktail flavoring component.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 45 min
Total time: 50 min
Makes about 4 cups
Toss Rose Petals and 2 cups sugar in large, non-reactive bowl, crushing gently by hand to bruise petals. Cover and let macerate in refrigerator overnight.
Place remaining 5 cups sugar, lemon juice and water in large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add rose petal mixture and return to a boil. Continue stirring to dissolve sugar.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain through fine-mesh sieve and discard solids.
Store in refrigerator until ready to use.