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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

31 March, 2012
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20 parts or 300 g
Rose Buds
4 parts
As needed
Lemon juice


  • 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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