Refreshing Homemade Rose & Rhubarb Syrup

Since her recent trip to North Africa, Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks has been inspired by roses. “I’ve been keeping a bottle of rosewater and a jar of petals on the counter since I’ve been back from Morocco, working them into all sorts of different dishes, both sweet and savory,” Swanson tells Remodelista. Here are a few images from her rhubarb and rosewater syrup recipe.

Above: Swanson balances the rhubarbs’ tartness with tangy lime juice and adds a decidedly floral note at the end with the rosewater. She recommends using the syrup on plain yogurt or adding a few drops to sparkling water. To get the complete recipe, go to 101 Cookbooks.

Above: Per Swanson’s instructions: “Chop a few stalks of rhubarb, toss with sugar, then let the mixture sit around until everything settles into a cold, sweet stew.”

Above: Straining the rhubarb.

Above: The end result; perfect as a cocktail mixer. Consider serving in similar Moroccan tea glasses.

To learn more about Swanson, go Remodelista‘s post Style Counsel: Heidi Swanson’s Travel Kit and take a look at her book Super Natural Every Day.


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John B.
John B5 years ago

Thanks. I think.

Miss Info
Miss Info5 years ago

Can the leftover rhubarb pulp be used in anything? Muffins, jam?

Kirsten B.
Past Member 5 years ago

Looks good - but the recipe here would have been even better than slides and single sentences. I like chilled green tea with rose water.

Anna Ballinger
Anna Ballinger5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Laura S.
Laura S5 years ago

Four pages?! And we don't even get the complete RECIPE?!?!

paul m.
paul m5 years ago


Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P5 years ago


Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

sounds AWFUL

Laura M.
Past Member 5 years ago

Yummmmmmmm *salivates*