¼ –⅓ cup Elder Flower Liqueur ( like St. Germaine)
1–2 tablespoons fresh wild rose petals (washed) for garnish
handfull fresh mint leaves for garnish ( optional)
Rose Petal Simple Syrup
1 cup washed fresh wild rose petals ( or 1/3 cupdried 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. Turn heat off. Let roses petals steep for 12 – 24 hours in a cool place. The longer, the more rose flavor! Strain. (Refrigerate any leftovers)
Place Rosé Wine, ⅓ cup Rose petal simple syrup, ⅓ cup Elder Flower Liqueur and 1-2 tablespoons fresh wild rose petals (washed) and optional mint in a large pitcher and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Serve over ice.
Any fragrant rose petals will work here ( even from your garden) – just as long as they not treated with any chemicals or pesticides.
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