Atyr – Lebanese Simple Syrup {قطر}

The Lebanese syrup is an essential component to almost all Arabic sweets. Atyr is a simple syrup lightly infused with rose and blossom water and used as an ingredient in Arab sweets or on the side of sweets for extra indulgence.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Yield: 2 cups syrup


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 squeeze Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Rose Water
  • 1/2 tsp blossom water


  1. Measure sugar and water into sauce pan
  2. Allow to come to a boil on high heat, leave on medium heat until all sugar is dissolved (~10 minutes)
    Tip: To keep sugar crystals form forming & contaminating syrup, periodically dip a brush in fresh water and run across the edge of pot.
  3. Add squeeze of lemon half way through
  4. Before removing from heat add Rose & Blossom water.
  5. You can store the syrup in a squeeze bottle, at room temperature for months; it has a very long shelf life.




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