Rose Petal Sangria
The fantastically-named ‘Karma Sangria’ Dahlia and ‘Cool Water’ Rose in this month’s Short selection inspired us to find the perfect cocktail to honour both of these beautiful flowers. We think we have found just the ticket with this Rose Petal Sangria recipe: Here’s how to make your own:
1 bottle Rosé Wine
¼- ⅓ cup Rose petal simple syrup (see below)
¼ -⅓ cup Elder Flower Liqueur (like St. Germaine)
1-2 tablespoons fresh wild rose petals (washed)
handful fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Rose Petal Simple Syrup
1 cup washed fresh rose petals ( or ⅓ cup dried petals, food grade – available in bulk section of gourmet markets)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
** All fresh rose petals are edible, just make very sure they are untreated with pesticides.
Make rose petal simple syrup.
Bring all ingredients to a simmer, stir until sugar is dissolved.
Let roses petals steep for 12 – 24 hours.
Place Rosé Wine, ⅓ cup Rose petal simple syrup, ⅓ cup Elder Flower Liqueur and 1-2 tablespoons fresh wild rose petals (washed) in a large pitcher and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serve over ice.
Styling tip: Adding herbs and edible flowers into ice cubes instantly adds prettiness and interest to any beverage, be it water or something a little stronger…