18 January 2012
Flavour of the Week - Rosehip
Personally, one of my favourite flavours in all the world. How we don't see more of this in bars and it isn't a main stay of flavoured spirits I'm still unsure. Maybe it is price or availability issues. Whatever the case may be, be sure to experiment and play with rosehip at least once.
Dried rosehip is available throughout the year and can easily be found online or purchased from alternative remedy shops. Alternatively the fresh fruit can be used either raw or cooked. Be careful when using the raw fruit, as the irritant hairs need to be removed. Although they can, and are, used in itching powder so they do not necessarily have to go to waste.
High in natural Vitamin C, rosehip is famed for it's internal and external medicinal uses. It has been proven to help with heart disease, arthritis, skin problems and is a strong antioxidant.
Rosehip can also be found as an oil, tea, or syrup, though dried rosehip is often the most useful for infusing a spirit.
Flavour - Tangy, fruit, slight citrus, full