Rosehips can be used as a substitute for many things, from tomatoes all the way to peaches, in this Rose Hip Bellini recipe we use it as a substitute for peaches in a classic bellini. It’s super quick and super simple to make and is a fantastic summer tipple..
Ingredients – per person:
- 40ml Rosehip Syrup (2 shots) – blended rose hip, strained through cloth & add 40% sugar
Method for making our Rose Hip Bellini Recipe:
- In a champagne glass (or tumbler if you’re on it) pour in the rose hip syrup
- Top up with prosecco – slowly as the first bit will bubble like crazy
- Using a small spoon give it a very gentle stir to mix together
Lets’ take a close look at the Physical Characteristics
Woody, green/brown with a large tap root. Was allegedly used to treat dog bites in ancient times. Stems – Green to brown depending on age, the stems are covered in small, sharp thorns.
Pinnate with 5-7 leaflets, growing on alternative sides of the stem.
Large pink or white flowers with five petals and many stamens. They have a faint sweet smell.
Orange to red berry-like hips around 15–20mm long-form in small clusters. Each hip contains many hairy seeds.
Kingdom – Plantae
Order – Rosales
Family – Rosaceae
Genus – Rosa
Beware of the thorns.
Could be confused with
There are many species of wild rose found in the UK which are all very similar and difficult to identify. Roses are also commonly planted in gardens and some of these have escaped into the wild. But all are safe to eat.
Native to Europe, North West Africa and Western Asia. Is considered an invasive species in Australia and New Zealand.
Wild rose is found in hedgerows, woodland edges and on scrubland. It’s more common in the south of the UK but can be found all over, especially in heavy soils.