Cheat's Homemade Rose Syrup

Cheat’s Homemade Rose Syrup (Quick, Easy and No Roses Required!)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 750 ml (3 cups), About 15 servings 1x


Quick and easy recipe on how to make rose syrup without rose petals! Cheat’s Homemade Rose Syrup recipe, using sugar, water and rose water.



  • 500 ml (2 cups) water
  • 600 g (3 cups) white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp of rose water OR
  • 3 drops of pure essential oil of rose or geranium
  • tiny amount of concentrated pink food colouring


  1. Add the sugar and water into a saucepan on medium heat and bring to a gentle boil, stirring a couple of times.
  2. Reduce the heat to very low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off, take off the hot hob and stir in the pink food colour. How concentrated you want it to be, is up to you.
  4. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then stir in the pure essential oil or rose water.
  5. Pour into a sterilised bottle or jar and can be stored at room temperature for about a month although I prefer to keep mine in the fridge and it has gone for as long as 2 months.
  6. To serve, dilute like a cordial, at a ratio of 1 part syrup to 4 parts water or 1:3, depending on ow sweet you like your drinks.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern/Asian


  • Serving Size: 15 x 200 ml servings (4/5 cup)