43 New-to-Me ... #26 Iris Water

Since beginning my 43 New-to-Me project, I am drawn to ethnic grocery stores like a moth to light. I love browsing the aisles in search of things I've never tried (and often, never even knew existed). I often find myself buying something with no idea how to consume it. Such was the case with iris water. I'm familiar with rose water and have had it in multiple things, but I had to do some research after buying the iris water. 

I learned that Punjabis add iris water, sugar and ice to milk for a refreshing summer cooler. So that's what I did.

The iris water smelled fantastic as I was adding it to the milk... but in a "that perfume smells great" way and not in a "that makes me want to eat" way. Still, it seemed promising.

Alas, no. I like ice cold milk, especially sweetened, but a few drops of iris water were enough to turn the milk into something I didn't want to drink. Bummer. Steve and I both rated the iris water a 2. Trevor gave it a 3. We still have 4.99 fl. oz. left from the 5 oz. bottle, so expect me to offer you some iris water to try if you ever come by our house.


  1. Maybe someone that stops by will enjoy it :)

  2. Hmmmm...interesting. I've never heard of Iris water. Maybe try a different recipe?

  3. Wish I lived closer so I could come over a give it a try. Too bad it wasn't good!!! The page is made is beautiful!

  4. I've heard of rose water, yes, but never this. It kind of sounded promising, too!


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