Wild rose syrup

If you want to enjoy the taste of summer around the year, this is your syrup.

  • Pick wild rose petals far away from the traffic. Do not wash them but try to avoid insects.
  • Put the petals in a pot. Pour water to cover the petals. Measure and note how much water you used.
  • Soak the petals for 2 days, press them with a plate to keep them under water. Stir occasionally.
  • After 2 days add 5 g citric acid per liter to the wild rose-water. The petals will give out the wonderful pink color - it is magic! Let it happen for about 1 hour, stir occasionally.
  • Filter the liquid through a sieve.
  • Add 70 g sugar per liter and bring it to a boil.
  • Cool it down, add Atamon (or other preservative) to the syrup and pour it in bottles.