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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
Rose Simple Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons dried rose petals or other edible dried flowers
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce lime juice
12 fresh mint leaves, torn
1 ounce club soda
Lime wedge for serving
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 1-1¼ 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.
192 calories;0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 46 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 12 mg sodium; 39 mg potassium