Why isn't there a bottle of this in my liquor cabinet already? Santa Maria Novella Elisir di Rose ("The Elixir of roses is a traditional liquor, based gallic rose syrup, which has digestive properties and vitamins through its petals. Ideal for flavour fruit salads, sherbet ice cream, tea, hot or cold. Great Aperitif: served with chilled white wine, preferably dry with sparkling wine or rum.") Yes, folks, vitamins! (Plus, 35% alcohol). And they also make Elisir di China, Elisir di Edimburgo, Cappuchino Liquore, Liquore Mediceo and several others (including a red one called Alkermes that is said to be an ancestor of Campari, and that probably would have cured my Lyme disease). Somebody pick me up a few next time you're in Florence, yes?
I’ll take one too
I want one of each! (Which is ridiculous given how little I drink, but still.)
LOL! I am not a big drinker either but boy do these sound good.
Yes. And when I do drink, I mostly drink bitters, so all of these sound perfect.
Ooooh. Why do you taunt me so? I’m not a huge drinker but I want all of these, especially the rose and the aperitif. I think you’ve triggered a need for a Campari and soda this afternoon. The weather is perfect for it.
Campari & soda is my usual drink when I’m out
It’s true, actually! Rose hips are a very good source of vitamin C. During WWII, the British government paid people for rose hips they collected, which were made into syrups to prevent scurvy, since citrus imports from the south of Europe were cut off. Rose petals are less vitamin C-dense than the fruit, but it’s still there. Some vitamin A, too, I believe.
Justify drinking your rose liquor, knowing it’s for your own good health!
(I need about 3 bottles of this)
Oh, I know it’s true but not so sure the Vit C is still there when it’s made into an alcoholic beverage? I would want to see some testing
I own this. (Big surprise, I know.) I highly recommend it.
LOL — figures! Can you buy it in NYC?
Oooh! Where did you get it? I would like some of this.
Wow! Source please!
Well I think this is the first daily lemming post that turned me into an immediate lemming! Definitely want to try almost all of these, especially the rose
Oh wow. This would be a perfect companion to the bottle of Creme de Violette I just bought.