Rose Water Syrup Recipe _ Sharbate Golab

When you are thirsty or want to quench the thirst of a busy day with a drink, rose water syrup seems to be a great option. Because this syrup contains rose water it has many properties that are mentioned in this article.

The properties of this syrup are not hidden from anyone. Maybe this is the reason why this syrup is very popular at parties.

You can even prepare this syrup in a concentrated form and keep it in the refrigerator so you can have a delicious and natural syrup when needed by just adding some water.

This syrup is one of the most delicious and fragrant Persian drinks which is made with rose water, sugar, and a combination of other seasonings such as saffron, lemon juice, starch, etc.

Preparation of this syrup with fresh rose or rose flower in addition to its energy-generating properties also helps to strengthen sexual powers which is one of the properties of rose water. It is also a perfect thirst quencher for hot summer days.

In this article, we will talk about 6 different ways to prepare this syrup from a meals cook site. So stay with us.

Different type of rose water syrup are:

Different type of rose water syrup


1. Simple rose syrup

simply rose water syrup


To prepare this syrup in a simple way only rose water, sugar, and water are used and if you wish you can put some rose leaves on the syrup for decoration or a more beautiful appearance.

  • 3 glasses Water
  • 6 cups Sugar
  • 1 glass Rosewater
  • Dried rose leaves (for decoration as much as you like)
  1. Boil sugar and water
  2. At the beginning of work pour sugar and water into a suitable pot and put it on the heat. Allow the water to boil and the sugar to dissolve. Then reduce the heat and wait until the obtained solution has enough concentration. The amount of concentration depends on your taste.
  3. Add rose water to the sugar syrup
  4. After finding the consistency of sugar syrup add rose water to it and heat the ingredients again until the liquid starts to boil. If you wish you can add some food coloring (of any type and color) to the syrup.
  5. After 2-3 minutes of boiling time turn off the heat and let it cool down. After cooling pour the rose syrup into glass bottles and store it in a cool place.
  6. Make rose water syrup
  7. To make this syrup mix this solution with some cold water and decorate it with rose petals. You can also use different juices such as orange juice, cherry juice, saffron, etc to make it tasty and colorful.
  8. Combining 1/3 of the volume of the glass with this syrup and 2/3 of its volume with water can make a delicious syrup.

2. Rose water syrup and starch

In this method of preparing sharbate golab, you can use sugar or candy instead of honey. Also adding other ingredients such as saffron is completely optional.

Normally the color of this syrup is creamy white due to the presence of starch. In addition, the water used in the preparation of this syrup must be boiled so that the ingredients dissolve well.

  • ⅓ cup Rose water
  • 1 tbsp Starch
  • ⅔ glasses Water
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  1. Combine this syrup ingredients
  2. If you don’t have boiling water available at the beginning boil some water. In a separate glass fill 1/3 glass with normal water and dissolve starch and 1/3 glass rose water in it. Do not stir the ingredients so that the starch does not form lumps in the ingredients. When it becomes smooth to fill the remaining 1/3 of the glass with boiling water.
  3. Add honey to rose water syrup
  4. In the last step add honey (sugar or candy) to the mixture and stir the ingredients until they are completely dissolved. To cool the mixture use small pieces of ice in the syrup and decorate as desired.
3. Rose water syrup and lemon juice


Rose water syrup and lemon juice

To make this sharbate golab without saffron you have to boil the syrup ingredients together. After the syrup thickens make rose water syrup with some water and ice cubes.

  • 3 glasses of Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup Rose water
  • 4.4 pound Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Grated lemon peel
  • 8 glasses Water
  1. Boil the ingredients together
  2. To make rose water and lemon syrup heat water with sugar and boil. Then pass it through a strainer or fine cotton textile. Return the syrup to the pot and put it on the heat. Add lemon juice, rose water, and grated lemon peel to the sugar syrup. Boil the ingredients until the solution becomes thick.
  3. Mix this syrup with water
  4. After the syrup boils and thickens turn off the flame. Store the obtained syrup in a dry and cool place and in glass bottles. To make rose water syrup with this solution pour 1/7 of the glass from this syrup and add water to it.
  5. To cool add small ice cubes to the glass. Decorate the syrup with dried and chopped rose leaves.
4. Rose water syrup and saffron


rose water syrup with saffron


Rose syrup and saffron are a great relaxing and happy combination. In this method of preparing sharbate golab with saffron, you can use other herbs in the composition. If you don’t want to use them you can add more water to the syrup or omit it altogether.

  • 1 glass Rosewater
  • 5 pcs Cardamom
  • 4.4 pound Water
  • 1 tbsp Ground saffron
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 glass Bidmeshk extract (Araghe bidmeshk )
  1. The amount of saffron used depends on your taste and you can consider more or less. However, using more saffron can make the taste of the syrup more pleasant.
  2. Prepare the saffron
  3. To start the preparation of sharbate golab with saffron grind the saffron in advance and pour it into a glass. The best way to lighten saffron is to pour the ground saffron into a glass and put a small ice cube on it. Let the ice cube melt at room temperature and the saffron will lighten.
  4. Add sugar and cardamom
  5. At this stage put a pot of suitable size on a gas flame and pour water in it to boil add cardamom and sugar at this stage. It is better to use white cardamom in the preparation of this syrup. Reduce the heat and wait until the sugars dissolve and the syrup becomes thick.
  6. Add rose water, saffron, and bidmeshk
  7. After the syrup thickens take out the cardamom seeds. You can even strain the syrup through a strainer or thin cotton textile. Then as the syrup is boiling add rose water, saffron, and bidmeshk extract to the solution. Stir the syrup and wait another 15 minutes until the ingredients become thick.
  8. Serve this syrup
  9. In the last step of how to prepare this syrup with saffron when the syrup concentration reaches the desired level turn off the flame pour the syrup into glass containers and store it in a dry and cool place. To prepare this syrup pour 2 to 3 spoons of this syrup in a glass and fill the rest with water.
5. Rose water syrup with rose petals


Rose water syrup with rose petals

You can also make this syrup with a special aroma and taste at home using fresh roses. In the following, you can learn about the steps of making rose water syrup with fresh roses.

  • 1.1 pound Fresh rose leaves
  • 4.4 pound Sugar
  • 4.4 pound Water (8 glasses)
  • ⅙ tbsp Lemon essence (Johar limoo the tip of a teaspoon)
  1. Separate the petals from the branch
  2. In order to make traditional this syrup you must first separate and clean the petals from the foliage (the number of cleaned petals without foliage should be 1.1 pounds). Then you need to take the bitterness of the rose petals.
  3. Boil water in a pot. Pour the roses into the water and immediately turn off the flame.
  4. Drain the petals
  5. In order to remove the bitterness of the petals they should stay in water for a day. After this period the color of the petals will be returned to the water and then it should be drained. Just drain the petals and use the juice for the syrup.
  6. Add sugar to the syrup
  7. Do not squeeze the petals to get the excess water because the syrup will become bitter. Pour the resulting water into a pot add sugar and put it on a low gas flame. Wait until the syrup thickens and becomes thick. This syrup does not become sugary when it is boiled well and reaches the consistency.
  8. Add lemon juice to the rose water syrup
  9. If you feel that your syrup does not have enough color add a few drops of colored rose essence along with the tip of a teaspoon of lemon essence and turn off the gas flame. The essence of lemon makes your syrup not sugary. Pour the syrup into a clean glass bottle with a lid and store it in the refrigerator.
  10. When serving the syrup if you want to have a two-color sherbet first pour this syrup then pour two or three ice cubes on it and wait for the syrup to harden. Then pour water on the syrup. In this way, the syrup does not mix with water.

6. Rose water syrup with dried rose leaves

Rose water syrup with dried rose leaves


One of the most interesting and simple ways to make this syrup is to use dried rose petals. In the following you can get to know how to prepare rose water syrup with dried roses.

  • 2 glasses of Dried rose
  • 2 glasses Sugar
  • 2 glasses Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon essence
  1. Boil dried rose leaves with water
  2. To make this syrup with dried flowers pour rose leaves and water in a pot and cover the pot with a lid. In this way, the fragrance of the rose is preserved.
  3. Then let the rose and water boil on a low gas flame until the dry flower returns its color to the water and the water turns red.
  4. Drain the boiled rose leaves
  5. Then drain the contents of the pot. You should not press the flowers with the bottom of a spoon or your hand because the syrup will turn ugly. Pour the obtained water into the pot and mix with sugar. In the same way, wait until the syrup reaches its consistency and thickens.
  6. Add a little lemon essence to this syrup.
  7. Mix the essence of lemon with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to this syrup. Turn off the flame under the syrup as soon as it boils. You can pour the syrup after it cools down in a jar with a lid and store it in the refrigerator.
  8. You can add some soaked chia seeds to the rose water syrup when serving and use it to treat heatstroke at home.

Rose water has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that it can improve your complexion and reduce skin redness. The antibacterial properties may help reduce acne. The anti-inflammatory properties can reduce skin rednessTrusted Source and puffiness.

sourced: https://www.healthline.com/health/rose-water-benefits#reduces-skin-redness

Notes for rose water syrup:

  • If you don’t remove the foam when making the syrup the color of your syrup will be cloudy at the end.
  • After preparing the syrup you should put the lid of the pot on it for a few minutes so that the walls of the pot sweat. This prevents the syrup from becoming sugary.
  • After you have prepared the homemade syrup let it cool. Then pour the syrup into a glass container with a lid and put it in the refrigerator.
  • To make delicious home-made syrup you should pour syrup to the size of a fifth of the glass and fill the rest of the glass with cold water. Then stir the syrup well and drink.
  • If you want the color of your syrup to be beautiful you can add some betroot powder or pink color to the syrup.
  • Adding starch to this syrup will make your syrup thicker.
  • If you do not like to use food coloring in the preparation of this syrup it is suggested to add some saffron to the syrup.


1. What should we do to make the color of rose water syrup clear?

To make this syrup clear and beautiful when the syrup is boiling remove the foam from the base of the syrup and throw it away.

2.What should we do so that this syrup does not become sugary?

Another great way to prevent the syrup from turning sugary is to put a tea towel around the lid of the pot and place it on the pot before you turn off the heat. Wait 5 minutes until the walls of the pot sweat. This will prevent the syrup from becoming sugary.

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