Rose Water (home made)

Colleen Sowa


If you can't find commercially made rose water for your recipes... this one will work just fine!

If storing in refrigerator, the shelf life is about a week. But you can freeze this too.

Many Greek and Mediterranean recipes use Rose Water for flavoring.

The darker the color of your roses the darker your Rose Water will be.

Do not use any other water other than a distilled water.

Play With Your Food ! xo


★★★★★ 1 vote

3/4 quart
10 Min
50 Min
Stove Top



  • 3 c
    organic rose petals
  • 1 1/2 qt
    distilled water
  • 1 Tbsp

  • 1
    stainless steel sauce pan
  • 1
    stainless steel spoon
  • 1 qt
    sterilzed canning jar

How to Make Rose Water (home made)


  1. Use only distilled water and only organic rose petals!

    Use only stainless steel for cooking!
  2. Put rose petals into sauce pan. Add the distilled water and vodka.

    *** (vodka can be omitted without much change in flavor).
  3. Simmer over low heat for about 35 - 50 minutes, until liquid is reduced to half of what you started with.
  4. Remove rose petals by straining as you fill sterilized quart jar. Put lid on jar. Cool and refrigerate. This will be good for about a week.

    *** Can also freeze.

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About Rose Water (home made)

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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