Get used to removing the bottles of water from your table. The only bottle that can stay should be the wine bottle. Green light to all the jars you want, the ones in glass and crystal, those you found in some antiques market and even your grandmother’s ones.   Avoid colorful glass. The real touch of class is to prepare flavored water, which will give a relief to the delicate palate of your guests. Try this one, flavored with fresh rose petals. It’s incredibly chic!

Recipe. FOR 1 JAR

The petals of 4 roses + 200 g (7 oz) sugar + 300 ml (10 fl oz) water + sparkling water + fresh petals.

Pull the petals off 4 non-treated roses and put them in a large pot with 200g (7 oz) sugar and 300ml (6.7 fl oz)water. Bring to a boil and let it simmer slowly for 8 minutes or until you get a light syrup. As the foam forms on the top, remove it, then let cool and add a spoonful of rose water. Mix everything and decant into a jar (filtering through a strainer if you prefer to add fresh petals at the end). Now add cold sparkling water, fresh rose petals (with an aesthetic sense, please), put at the center of the table and drink it!

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