For those seeking a more aromatic and floral Gin & Tonic, combining rose buds is perfect and also give natural colour. These edible, pink rose buds have been harvested just before maturity when their perfume is full and rounded, making them a wonderful and exciting ingredient.
Rose buds are often used in Middle Eastern cooking - in tagines, stuffings, stirred through rice, and in sweets. These dried, pink rose buds are also a great when infused - perfect for rose teas, flavoured honey or sugar syrups which are often used in cocktails. The dusky pink hue means that the edible pink rose buds also make beautiful and food-safe decorations, sugared on top of cakes, or even frozen inside ice cubes.