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Orange Blossom Water Recipe

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What is Orange Blossom Water?

Orange Blossom Water is a flower water (like rosewater) that’s made from the blossoms on orange trees. It’s a wonderfully floral, citrus flavor to add to baked goods, salads, and drinks.

The key to using any flower water is to not overdo it. Orange blossom water adds a lovely flavor to a dish, but it is deceptively strong.

To keep your dish from being overly floral and cloying, use a small amount of orange blossom water and taste as you add it to make sure it’s not overpowering the dish.

Recipes Using Orange Blossom Water

You can use orange blossom water in many ways, but it’s especially good in baked goods, on top of fruit, or mixed into drinks.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes using orange blossom water:

Where to Buy Orange Blossom Water

Orange Blossom Water can be found in many Middle Eastern grocery stores and at Whole Foods. It can also be found online at Amazon - I recommend the orange blossom water from Cortas.

If you want to make your own orange blossom water, using petals, you can buy dried petals from Amazon.

Yield: 2 cups

Orange Blossom Water

Oranges, orange blossoms, and leaves.

Orange Blossom Water is a flower water, like rose water, that’s made from the blossoms on orange trees.


  • 2 cups loosely packed orange flower blossoms
  • 2 cups distilled water


  1. Crush the orange blossoms in a mortar and pestle until they are a paste. Let sit for 2 hours.
  2. Combine the petal paste and distilled water in a Ball jar. Stir and cover. Let sit for 2 weeks.
  3. Strain the blossoms out of the water and then add the water to sterilized jars.


    Monday 13th of September 2021

    Hi! Is it normal for the blossom water to bubble during the 2 week process?


    Monday 13th of September 2021

    I did not have this experience, but I don't think small bubbles should be a problem. Can you give some more details? Thanks!

    Rachel Drinnon

    Monday 12th of April 2021

    Are these fresh or dried blossoms?


    Monday 12th of April 2021

    You can use either! I find it really hard to find fresh blossoms most of the year, so if you have access to them, use the fresh ones!


    Friday 5th of March 2021

    Hi. How long is the blossom water usable after it’s made?


    Saturday 6th of March 2021

    Hi Valerie, I'll save mine in the spice cabinet from anywhere between 3 and 6 months. It may lose potency after several months, so if it's been over 3 months, just give it a little sniff to make sure it still smells floral!

    Shilpa Gupta

    Thursday 13th of August 2020

    Hi healthy table Can you please clear, should we take full blossom or only petals for this recipe.


    Wednesday 5th of May 2021

    @Emily, please, can I use the petals and blossom? What will happen if I use the full blossom?


    Friday 14th of August 2020

    Hi Shilpa, You can use just the petals. Cheers.

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