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VALENTINE’S DAY: Drink Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade

The flavor of roses creates a special
lemonade. Photo courtesy Fentiman’s.

When we go for soft drinks, we like something special. We’re particularly fond of the Fentiman’s Botanically Brewed Soda, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

Not your conventional soft drinks, the products are infused with botanicals and go through a slow, natural fermentation and blending.

For a special soft drink for Valentine’s Day—for everyone from foodies to kids—we like Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade. It’s made with rose oil from the world-famous Rose Valley in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

If you can’t find it, make your own rose lemonade by adding a bit of rose oil or rose water to a conventional fresh-squeezed lemonade recipe. (You can turn it into a cocktail with gin, tequila or vodka.)

Like Middle Eastern cuisine? Rose is a popular flavor in the Middle East, in beverages, desserts and confections. Make rose lemonade or rose-flavored club soda to serve with the cuisine.

If you purchase a bottle of rose oil (rose extract), a little goes a long way. The beautiful floral bouquet and flavor can also be used in cakes and icing. Artisan chocolatiers have been adding it to ganache; mixologists use it in cocktails. If you enjoy playing with ingredients, get a bottle.

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