This fragrant syrup is just the thing to transform summer fruit into a lush dessert. Drizzle over white peaches or berries and serve with sorbet or ice-cream. Or use as a cordial, topped up with soda water, a squeeze of lime and plenty of ice. Gin optional.
Note This recipe makes about 2 litres. Dried rose petals are available from select delicatessens. If unavailable, add rosewater to taste when adding lime juice.