Bill, how did you make the Rosolio? With roses, rose water, or rose geranium, or something else? I've made limoncello with Everclear, just adjusted the amount of water I added, and that turned out pretty well. I've never tasted Rosolio but it sounds like something I would love.
I used Pure Bulgarian Rose Oil
I should add that the little 1 gram Rose oil souvenir vials they sell there make a really good gift for Valentines Day, Christmas, Birthdays, etc. My wife and daughters love it. They dab a bit on like perfume. It is indeed, one of the most expensive bases for perfumes there is. I carry an old vile with most all the time. I take it out and take a few whiffs now and then. It's amazing stuff. It makes you feel really good when you huff a little of it. Instant "Aroma Therapy".
It's powerful stuff too. I added one drop to a quart of liqueur and it was too much. Like I said, it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but wasn't terrible and could have certainly been improved with a little experimentation. Here's the basic recipe I used.
Bring 1 cup water to a boil and add 1 cup (might have been 2 cups) sugar to make a syrup.
Add Rose Oil to 2 cups Everclear.
Add about 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.
I might have added a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg too.
Stir it up and add the syrup.
I added a little red food coloring too.
There are recipes on the web you can find too.
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