Rose Pomegranate Fizz

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on February 18, 2009

a Turkish themed Valentine’s day dinner

 

rose pomegranate fizz

Rose flavoring is used mainly in Turkish sweets and desserts. I also had some really nice rose flavored tea in Istanbul. This drink is inspired by all the rose flavor I encountered in Turkey.

Rose Pomegranate Fizz
makes 2 cups
 
4 tbsp Sugar (more, if you like it sweeter)
3 tbsp Water
2 tbsp Pomegranate molasses*
¼ tsp rose water
2 cups chilled club soda or seltzer
A few rose petals

Rose Pomegranate Fizz

Microwave the sugar and water just until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool. Then mix all ingredients together except rose petals. Stir well to combine.

To serve, pour into glasses and float a few rose petals on top.

Notes
Make sure you use roses that haven’t been sprayed with pesticides. Rinse the rose petals in cold water before using.

*If you dont have pomegranate molasses, use pomegranate juice. You may have to experiment with the pomegranante juice and club soda ratio (start with equal amounts of each).

This recipe yields a slightly sweet drink. Thats how we like it. If you want your drink to be sweeter, just use more sugar.

Rose Pomegranate Fizz

How to make your own rose water

I found rose water in my local grocery store. It will also be available in middle eastern stores. If you cant find rose water, here is a link to make your own on www.tipnut.com. See the section titled ‘homemade rosewater’. The recipe calls for steeping 1 cup of rose petals in 2 cups boiling water. Then cool, strain and use.

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1 Asha February 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Beautiful! Too beautiful to drink! :D

You know what is that jar mug reminds me of from the south? Moon Shine!! HeHe!
Southern people used to brew alcohol secretly because it was and still is illegal and they used to drink from the jar like that. They say that they used to have a red ring around the mouth and nose because they used to press the mouth of the jar to drink! ;D

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2 Priya February 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm

More than the flavor of the drink I am excited about the wonderful aroma that it will have. Lovely presentation.

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3 Alka February 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Oh it sounds so much like Rose Sherbet that we make every summer,sans the soda and juice ofcourse,but more than it i am wooooed by the presentation and the colours,the petals looks so fresh and i just feel like grabbing some ….literally pawing at screen now….gleeeeee

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4 Laavanya February 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

That looks so beautiful – what a romantic looking drink.. very dreamy. Rose water always adds a cooling, refreshing touch.

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5 Cynthia February 19, 2009 at 1:08 am

Wow, this boldly speaks of love.

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6 thecleanveggie February 19, 2009 at 1:34 am

love the pictures :)
this sounds really yummy too!

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7 Sara February 19, 2009 at 2:28 am

This looks so good – I’m always looking for ways to use my bottle of pomegranate molasses!

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8 Yasmeen February 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Such fresh roses,I can’t imagine anything more ambrosial than this divine drink for V-day:)

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9 Nithya Praveen February 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

This is totally new to me….looks awesome.Absolutely refreshing!

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10 Sophie February 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm

This is such a gorgeous and healthy drink. The flavors sound so unique :) .

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11 Marc @ NoRecipes February 22, 2009 at 7:12 pm

My wife is going through a rose flavoured cocktail phase. I should make this for her, she’d love it:-)

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12 b May 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

I love roses … was looking was something cold and flavored with rose…perfect.

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