A homemade simple syrup fragrant with delicate rose petals is an easy way to elevate cocktail hour. Find dried rose petals online, or in the bulk herb section of well-stocked supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

Carolyn Malcoun


Rose Simple Syrup


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare simple syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in flowers and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Strain (discard the flowers) and refrigerate for up to 1 month. (Makes 1-1 1/4 cups.)

  • To prepare mojito: Stir rum, lime juice, 1 ounce of the simple syrup and mint leaves in a tall glass. Add ice and club soda and stir again. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate simple syrup for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 12 mg sodium. 39 mg potassium; 15.9 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 0.3 g protein; 46 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 17 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;