23 Feb Royal Rose: New Saffron Simple Syrup

We found Royal Rose Simple Syrups while on a scouting trip in New York City and we fell in love. It wasn’t just the product and their flawless branding, it was their story. Started one summer in a small Brooklyn kitchen, Royal Rose uses 100% fairly traded and organic ingredients. All syrups are made by hand, in small batches and they never ever add artificial flavoring or preservatives. Those are all fun and important facts, but once we tried the product we were even more impressed. We’ve now used Royal Rose in signature cocktails for weddings with upwards of 150 guests, added their Raspberry Simple Syrup to a Hendrick’s Gin and Prosecco cocktail during our grand opening, and personally enjoyed all the flavors in our very own kitchens.

Now Maine-based, Royal Rose just became USDA Certified Organic and we couldn’t be more proud to represent such a wonderful product filled with tons of flava flav and handcrafted love.

With all of that said, we’re excited to announce that their new Saffron syrup just arrived at the studio and is available for purchase.

Check out a couple  amazing things this new flavor is capable of…

Saffron Glazed Carrots

4 large carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup water, stock, or orange juice
3 tablespoons Royal Rose Saffron Syrup
black pepper

Heat the butter in a saucepan or skillet on medium-high heat.  Add the carrots and roll them around in the butter for 2-3 minutes.  Add the liquid and the Saffron Syrup and stir to combine.  Then reduce the heat to medium; let cook for another 10 minutes or so, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the carrots are cooked through.  Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

The Building 18 Cocktail

2 1/2 oz. rye
1/2 oz. Royal Rose Saffron Syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
9 drops Boker’s Bitters

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

(Recipe by Charles Coykendall)

Royal Rose Hot Toddy

1/2 oz. Royal Rose Saffron Syrup
1 1/2 oz. brandy, or to taste
3 dashes Boker’s bitters
hot brewed peach herbal tea

Add the syrup and brandy to a mug. Fill the mug with hot tea, then add bitters. Garnish with lemon peel.

All recipes via the Royal Rose Blog. They’re also super fun to follow on Twitter and Facebook.