Sciroppo di Rosa (Rosa damascena Syrup)
Rose syrup is easy to make at home and has myriad uses, including adding to baked goods such as cakes and cookies, desserts and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
The rose has long been known as a romantic flower, and its uplifting scent has a calming effect on the mind: Romans scattered rose petals on the marital bed and both Greeks and Romans infused rose petals in water to make an early form of rose water. Roses symbolise love and beauty and the rose is known as the 'queen of flowers'.
Rose syrup (not to be confused with rosehip syrup) is made from rose water, with sugar added. We purchase it from a UK producer. There are several ingredients involved in the process including sugar, water and glucose syrup