Leonardo Da Vinci's Rose Water

Leonardo Da Vinci's Rose Water

Leonardo Da Vinci's Rose Water

A very ancient Italian drink recipe: Leonardo da Vinci's rose water, a refreshing non alcoholic drink loved since the Renaissance

March 31, 2012

Cuisine

Dietary Consideration

Season & Occasion

serves for

2

total time

0 HR 0 MIN

ingredients

purified honey or sugar
20 parts or 300 g
rose petals
4 parts
boiling water
As needed
juice of 2 lemons

Preparation

  • Prepare the infusion with the petals.
  • Let them brew for 24 hours and then filter (Leonardo suggests using white canvas as a filter), add sugar or honey and let thicken for bain-marie.
  • Once chilled, add the lemon juice.
  • Serve cold.
  • In preparing this thirst-quenching drink, it’s important to choose the right rose. Not all of the varieties work well in the kitchen, the best ones to use are the Rosa damascena or the Rosa centifolia.

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