Emerald-green, rose-scented leaves can be used for muddling, infusions, or simple syrup. The showy, edible pink flowers make a nice garnish. Also muddle with gin or vodka to dress up a basic martini. Plant 12-18″ apart in sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good in beds or containers.
Mixologists’ Simple Syrups:
To make a simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until the sugar melts. Allow to cool, then steep Attar of Roses in the mixture for 30-60 minutes. Strain and store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.
Herbal Liqueur: Combine fresh herbs in jar with vodka for 1-4 days. Strain and add spices and dried citrus peel; soak for 2-3 weeks, tasting regularly. Strain, add simple syrup to taste; refrigerate for one week before using.
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