The downside of the beautiful scent is the fact that they only bloom once a year and the blossoms fade in one day.
That's why this year I chose to make some liqueur with this beautiful scent.
Step 1: You Need
- 20 fresh blossoms of rosa centifolia (pesticides free)
- 2 teaspoons of Vitamin C or the juice of one lemon.
- 0.7 liter of Vodka, can be a cheap one
- 0.3l of water
- a big jar
- 100-200g of sugar
Step 2: Preparing the Roses
Rip off the green chalice from the bottom of the blossom and put the petals in a jar. Fill up with the vodka and let it rest for one day.
Step 3: Remove the Blossoms
I didn't use Vitamin-C from the beginning, that is why the vodka turned into a rather dark brown. But the color changed back to a certain degree.
Step 4: Finishing
My vodka had 40% vol. alcohol, a bit too much for such a delight liqueur. And of course you don't have to make all the liqueur the same.
For a first test I took 200ml of scented vodka, added 100ml of water and 20g of sugar and just a bit of additional vitamin C.
Step 5: Variations
Or add some ginger.
Add some white wine instead of water and vitamin-C.
Or substitute the vitamin-C with lemon or lime-juice.