The beauty of a rose is rivaled only by its perfume; you also have to keep in mind that it has useful medicinal properties and can be used to enhance the flavour of food.
Queen Fine Foods has made using Rosewater in cooking a simple, no mess, no fuss affair with their Rosewater Essence. You can buy it at leading supermarkets and independents for a very budget friendly price. The perfect way to keep the low budget and prepare high class beverages like this recipe for Lemon, Rosewater and Mint mock-tails.
Makes 8 cups
You will need:
1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (approx. 5 lemons)
½ cup caster sugar
3 tsp. Queen Rosewater Essence
6 cups icy cold Sparkling Mineral water
Ice cubes, to serve
Fresh edible rose petals, to serve
Fresh mint sprigs, to serve
Place lemon juice, sugar and Queen Rosewater Essence into a large jug.
Stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
Add cold Sparkling Mineral Water, ice cubes, rose petals and mint sprigs.