Happy New Year/Easy Dried Rose Petal Liqueur

It is so hard to believe that 2017 has come to a close and a new chapter is beginning in a few hours.  It seems just a few days ago we were welcoming in 2017 and now it is time to bid farewell to a good friend whom we will never see again. This is the time for comtemplation, for what could have been, for what has passed and how to make the best of  2018.  Many of us make resolutions that last for a couple of weeks and then it’s back to the old habits.  A New Year’s Resolution  is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.  It is a lifestyle change and meant to change one’s life.  This is the opportunity to sit down and prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make.  Let’s be serious while we eat our cake and toast the New Year with my home made, Easy Dried Rose Petal Liqueur.  I cam across this recipe while browsing the internet and have wanted to make it for a long time.  The problem was where to get the dried rose petals.  My sister in law Joyce managed to locate the rose petals and my niece Shwetha carried it with her all the way to Kuala Lumpur and Operation Dried Rose Petal Liqueur was set in motion.  Believe it or not, this is one of the easiest recipes I have attempted and the Liqueur, you have to taste it to understand how elated I am. The smell, the colour and the taste taste will send you into raptures of delight.

The Recipe:

50 gms dried Rose Petals (It seems very little, but it is a lot); caster sugar to taste; 750 ml vodka; a large glass jar

Wash and dry the glass jar.  Place the rose petals and sugar to taste ( some like it very sweet, my taste is more moderate);  Pour the vodka to cover the rose petals.  Close the bottle and keep in a cool, dark place for 7 days.  Strain and bottle.  Use as required.  Reserve the rose petals to make jam or cake.  And you will be as thrilled as I was with this 3 in one combination.

God bless and a Very Happy New Year My Friends.

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