Rose Geranium Syrup

Category: 
Baked Goods
Seasons: 
April, May, June

Courtesy of Kate Payne

Makes 2/3 Cup Syrup

I first learned of rose geraniums fragrant prospects when my wife brought some home from a pit stop on her bike commute. Shed stopped to admire our neighbors garden, planted with flower varieties grown in her native Baghdad. Our neighbor shoved a small handful of rose geranium leaves into my wifes hand and told her to make tea. Scented geraniums are relatives of the summer garden annuals of the same name, but are not true geraniums. The scented varieties are grown for their foliage and not their flowers, and feature fragrances of rose, lemon, apple, mint, orange and even chocolate.

Super easy

Rose Geranium Syrup

Ingredients

For 1 Serving(s)

Cream

  • 8 Small Clusters Rose Geranium Leaves
  • 1 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoons Light Agave Nectar

Rose Geranium Syrup Directions

  1. Bring the geranium leaves and water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain and add the agave syrup.
  3. Make nonalcoholic sodas by adding 2 ounces of rose geranium syrup to an 8-ounce glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with club soda or ginger ale.
  5. Make a fragrant, herbaceous gin cocktail by filling an 8-ounce glass with ice and adding 2 ounces of syrup and 2 ounces of gin.
  6. Top off with club soda and swirl to combine.

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