Rose Syrup | Homemade Rose Simple Syrup Recipe

Tired of boring lattes and iced coffees? Ever wondered how boba shops make delicious rose milk teas? Well, it comes down to the perfect rose syrup recipe! Creating a luxurious and perfectly balanced homemade rose simple syrup is important for nailing rose-flavored drinks. Use lackluster ingredients and your latte will taste like hand soap, use too little rose and it will taste more like simple syrup with just barely any hint of floral notes.

Since creating the perfect rose syrup is a skill, we wanted to nail this creation as we love rose bubble tea and rose lattes. We break down the necessary ingredients you’ll need for creating your own homemade rose syrup, what it pairs well with and how to store it ☺️.

Commonly Asked Questions For Rose Syrup

What is rose syrup made of?

Rose syrup is made of sugar, edible rose petals dried and/or fresh, and water. Some other things you can add in for flavor and zest are lemon juice, rose essence, and hibiscus petals for color and flavor.

What does rose syrup taste like?

Rose syrup tastes like roses, it’s got a very strong floral taste to it but is also subtly sweet and very fragrant with a strong rose aroma. Plus if using red rose petals your rose syrup will come out a super beautiful color.

What are the benefits of rose syrup?

Rose syrup made from rose petals has several benefits from adding unique flavors to your drinks and desserts to benefiting your health. Roses are anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial so they have been found to reduce bloating, lower acidity, soothe, heal and prevent infection. Rose petals are also very high in nutrients and vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and E as well as Iron and calcium. Roses also contain phytonutrients which have strong antioxidant properties that help the skin, and hair.

rose petals are used in this rose syrup recipe
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How long does rose simple syrup last?

Rose syrup will last roughly 2-3 weeks in the fridge. If you want to extend the shelf life of your homemade simple syrup you can freeze it and this will extend the shelf life of the simple syrup to about 3 months. If your simple syrup develops a cloudy appearance or a foul odor then its time to throw it out and make a new one as these are common signs that the simple syrup has gone bad.

What flavors pair with rose?

Rose syrup adds a pleasant taste and helps balance out sweet things by introducing a more subtle floral flavoring. Rose syrup pairs well with fruity and tropical drinks like peach, apricot, strawberries, raspberries lychee, and dragon fruit for example. Rose syrup also goes well with teas, coffee, cocktails, and carbonated beverages. Other special pairings for rose syrup are chocolate, pistachio, vanilla, lemon, hazelnut, almonds, and cardamom.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rose Syrup Ingredients and Equipment


  • Stovetop
  • Pan
  • Measuring spoons and cups


  • Water
    • Water is a very important part of making simple syrup as it serves as the base of any simple syrup along with sugar.
  • Sugar
    • Any sugar will work but some may produce a simple syrup with the same consistency as using normal white cane sugar.
  • Edible dried rose petals
    • Edible dried rose petals may be hard to find in stores but don’t worry as they are easily found online.
  • Edible fresh rose petals
    • While these can be hard to find at your normal day-to-day grocery store you can most likely find these at your local farmers market. Don’t pick something out of a bouquet as these are usually sold to be aesthetically pleasing and not for consumption. Most flowers are sprayed with pesticides and other harmful chemicals so be sure that your flowers are organic and very fresh like “just picked today” fresh. When in doubt you can always find fresh edible flowers online that can be shipped to you in a timely manner.
  • Lemon juice
    • Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges compliment the rose flavor so perfectly. You can always experiment with other flavorings but for this recipe, we chose lemon juice. Lemon juice can even be omitted from the recipe but it does add to the taste so we recommend trying it!
dried rose petals
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Rose Syrup recipe

Pair This Rose Syrup With Vanilla Sweet Cream Foam Over An Iced Vanilla Latte Or Iced Coffee!

Recipe Calls For

  • 1 cup edible dried rose petals
  • 1 cup edible fresh rose petals
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

How to make Rose syrup

  1. Over the stove on medium heat add sugar and water to a pan.
  2. Over the heat stir the sugar and water until the sugar has fully dissolved.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved you can add in your fresh and dried rose petals.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and keep it at a boil for about 5 minutes.
  5. Then after 5 minutes, bring the mixture to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Now you can stir in your lemon juice, and let it cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and strain out rose petals.
  8. Store in the fridge in a sterile airtight container for about 2-3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use only dried rose petals for this recipe but fresh rose petals have more aroma and fragrance so we recommend using both fresh and dried.
  • The shelf life of flavored simple syrup is generally 2-3 weeks, keep on the lookout for changes in smell or color as these will be indicators of the simple syrup going bad. Freezing is an option to extend the shelf life for up to 3 months.
  • You can add in other flavors besides lemon, we chose lemon as rose and citrus compliment each other perfectly.

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