Red Rose Bouquet

One flower, many uses

One look at any bouquet and we come to realize that roses are one of the most common and sought-after flowers. These gorgeous blooms are included on almost all occasions, right from celebrating Valentine’s Day to weddings, anniversaries or while conveying our condolences to a family who has lost a loved one. These days one can also see these fragrant blooms being offered to God and used in religious rituals.

Rose Syrup

Don’t wish to throw away those gorgeous blooms?

Put them to better use. Make rose syrup instead!

So, if your function is over and you have been presented with a lot of bouquets then be happier about it. Collect the petals of fresh roses from your bouquets and put it aside to make rose syrup.

You can also add more romance to your everyday routine by making rose syrups out of rose bouquet presented to you by your beloved.

Rose syrup is easy to prepare, and anyone can prepare it at home within a couple of minutes without too much effort. Here is how:


  • Separate the petals from flowers and wash them well in water since there can be some chemicals and other fertilizers/pesticides present on them.
  • Place the petals in a small tray and heat them in on a pan or in an oven until they turn reddish black.
  • Now take the petals in a bowl and add 2-3 cups of hot water. Submerge them in water. Adjust the content of water as per the quantity of petals, more the petals, more should be the water content. Stir them and keep them untouched for at least 12 hours.
  • Remove the petals if you see the water changed to syrup colour.
  • Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar and 2 more cups of water and boil the content on a medium flame till the sugar melts and the syrup become sticky. Add sugar as per your requirement.
  • Lastly, allow the syrup to cool down, and it is ready to be served.
  •  You can use it for ice-creams, juices, milkshakes, custards, cakes, cookies and various other desserts.

Rose Infused Water

Additional tips:

  • You can use any type rose, but the taste of syrup may vary with rose types. Most commonly used ones are button roses and big red roses.
  • Dried roses can be found online and offline in a few stores. But, we suggest you use fresh roses from your garden or bouquets.
  • Do not use the syrup for more than a month.
  • Cardamom, cinnamon, star anise can also be added to the syrup for that added flavour.
  • Avoid adding too much of sugar during the making process since the syrup will be used for toppings on desserts which are already high in sugar.

Rose Syrup Making

Benefits of rose syrup:

  • They can be used to cure skin problems.
  • Rose water is used to cool down body temperature if you apply them to eyes
  • Rose syrup is also associated with healthy and glowing skin.
  • Rose water and syrup can decrease ageing by reducing wrinkles, dark spots and by tightening pores since roses have anti-ageing properties.
  • Drink rose water to keep the skin hydrated.
  • Rose water/syrup is a mood enhancer and is known to relieve depression and stress
  • You can also use the rose syrup to relieve digestion troubles like bloating and constipation.

So, go ahead and make the best use of your rose bouquets. You will simply love the experience!