I told you in my Newsletter already (sign up here if you want to be part of the fun) that there will be more summer drinks on this blog and I keep up with my promise! It’s a new cordial recipe! Rose syrup to be precise. I know, I’m in a craze (you might remember this cordial and that syrup and this recipe). The first step is admitting that, right? But they are just so good and easy to make and they help me drink more. So it’s all good (for now).
I hope you have access to scented rose peddles around you. I got mine from my parents garden where I’m sure they are organic and smell so good!
- 1 litre water
- 1 kg sugar
- 1 litre rose peddles from wild good smelling roses
- 2 Tbsp lemon acid
- Heat the water in a pot and add the sugar. Stir well until all sugar has dissolved.
- Let it cool completely.
- Put it into a jar and add the rose peddles and put it into a dark place.
- Let it infuse for 6 days.
- Stir in the lemon acid and let it sit for another day.
- Put it into clean bottles.
- Mix 1 to 6 parts with water to enjoy!
I really had troubles taking pictures this time. First I had to get some more roses to decorate which was hard enough because I thought I just go for a walk and just pick a few wild roses. Little did I know that there time is almost over and there were mainly rose buds to be found. Then I came back with a few and they started to loose their peddles and I had to stick one back on. I admit it: I stuck a rose peddle back on a rose. There. That’s how far I go.
Also I tried to take pictures on a white background first but the roses just didn’t look right. So I took the black background and the pink roses would just be overexposed on every single photo – so I had to adjust that in photoshop.
But here I am with a few good pictures that I’m fairly happy with and after all this stress, I added a little gin into my rose juice and it’s all good now.
Ever had troubles like this? What’s the length you go to to take a good shot?
Now. Carry on!