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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.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

Recipe Summary test

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Rose Simple Syrup
Mojito

Directions

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.)

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 15.9g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 12.9g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 45.5IU; vitamin c 9mg; folate 3.5mcg; calcium 17.5mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 3.2mg; potassium 38.7mg; sodium 12.2mg; added sugar 12g.
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