This Middle Eastern classic rose water syrup is a simple sugar syrup scented with rose water and orange blossom water, commonly used in desserts and beverages. It’s very simple to make and so fragrant and lovely.
What in this rose water syrup?
It’s a simple sugar syrup that’s enhanced with rose water and orange blossom water.
Rose water is water steeped with rose petals, an edible fragrant water commonly used in Middle Eastern desserts and sometimes main dishes! Rose water syrup could also be known as orange blossom syrup because it also has orange blossom water, a water made from the blossoms from orange trees.
This type of syrup is also known as atter in Arabic.
This is also commonly used to sweeten beverages, like lemonade. It’s really nice to enhance a usual simple syrup with the extra flavoring, that give just a hint of an exotic flavor.
What ingredients do you need to make this syrup?
Sugar, water, rose water, a squeeze of lemon juice and orange blossom water. That’s it!
How is rose orange blossom syrup made?
It’s so simple! Add the sugar, water, and lemon juice to a saucepan over medium high heat. Stir to combine, then try and leave the pot undisturbed so the sugar doesn’t crystallize.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes. It’ll still be pretty thin, like maple syrup. Set pan off the heat, stir in rose water and orange blossom water and let mixture cool before using in a recipe or storing in a jar in the fridge.
How long can I store this simple syrup?
At least a week or two, and up to a month. If it looks cloudy or smells off, it might be past its prime.
What desserts can I use this in?
Rose Water Syrup
- 2 1/2 cups sugar 300g
- 1 1/4 cups water
- squeeze lemon juice
- 1.5 tbsps rose water
- 1.5 tbsps orange blossom water
- In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water and lemon juice. Set on a stovetop over medium high heat. Stir just to combine then let it be. If sugar isn’t dissolving you can stir a couple times but as soon as it starts to boil stop stirring.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from stove immediately once 10 minutes is over. It should have thickened to the consistency of maple syrup.
- Once off the heat, stir in rose water and orange blossom water, and transfer to a container to cool.