What is Rose Syrup?
Rose syrup is a simple syrup made from sugar, water and rose petals, or rose flavor. The syrup is made by dissolving sugar into hot water and simmering the rose petals briefly to extract the flavor. The syrup is thin and sticky with a pink color and a flavor that is sweet, floral and rich. The syrup is used to flavor drinks and desserts. A little bit goes a very long way.
What does Rose Syrup Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Rose petals come from the rose flower. The rose is fragrant, with a thorny stem and silky soft petals that are clustered in a circle of layers. Each petal is a wide oblong and usually no greater than two inches in width or length. Rose petals used in food preparation are usually red and sometimes pink, though rose petals come in all shades of white, yellow, orange, pink and red. The petal has a heady floral and gently sweet taste and aroma; it is used to decorate food items and can be found in drinks and desserts.