My heart like the bud of the red, red rose
Lies fold within fold aflame…
In cooking, as in love, a rose can accomplish magnificent things. But while love requires dozens of glowing red-colored flowers, the use of roses in food or drinks necessitates just a delicate touch.
Preparation: 15 minutes Chill: 15 minutes
500 ml water
3-5 tablespoons granulated sugar
5 tablespoons of rosewater
1/2 freshly squeezed grapefruit
1-2 cardamom pods
Combine water and sugar in a pot and boil just until the sugar dissolves.
Chill sugar mixture for 15 minutes.
Muddle cardamom pod in a mortar and pestle or with the back of a spoon.
In a large pitcher, add sugar mixture, grapefruit and cardamom powder.
Add rosewater right at the end and serve directly.
Add ice cubes if preferred.
Recipe: my grandma’s recipe book 🙂