Rose Petal Tincture
To Make the Rose Tincture:
--> Place the rose petals in the mason jar. Pour the alcohol over the petals almost to the top. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to ensure all petals are submerged below the alcohol. Add more alcohol to the top of the jar. Put on lid and screw cap and let sit in the cupboard for 6 weeks. Strain out the liquid using a sieve lined with a coffee filter. Make sure to squeeze the rose petals to remove any liquid.
To Make the Rose Cordial:
--> Place the water and sugar/stevia blend in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve. Once dissolved, remove from stove and let cool. If using honey, place the honey in a bowl and add in warm water. Stir to combine.
Add in the rose tincture and rose hydrosol/floral water and stir to combine. Store in clean bottles and label.
This is a great recipe to add some ooh-la-la to that rose tincture!
BIG NOTE here: add in 1/2 cup or 1 cup of the sweet water first and taste test. If you find it's not sweet enough, add in more or the whole 2 cups. In other words, you can make your cordial as sweet as you wish, or give it more of an alcohol feel by using less sweetener. Pay in mind that Lakanto and some stevia blends are not as sweet as sugar/honey, so you may want to add in more if you're looking for a sweet taste.
Adding in rose floral water gives it a slightly more rose taste, so feel free to use equal amounts of water OR some additional alcohol instead.
As always, Enjoy :)
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