Spring Moscato Rose Pops are a great way to celebrate the season!
The spring roses are blooming and Moscato pops are a great way to cool off and enjoy the warmer weather. Try these lovely pops with your fresh back yard roses.
We chose to make the Moscato pops with roses because the perfumed petals have been traditionally planted at the end of vineyard rows to help farmers manage the vines. Like a cannery in a cave for miners, roses show signs of bacteria or parasitic trouble before the vines do, giving farmers a warning when they need to make changes. In the spring as the roses begin to bloom so do the vines.
Roses are also edible. Many of us have heard of roses in water or perfume, but the petals can also be eaten. The petal flavor is fruity, with complex citrus undertones that depend on the variety and soil conditions. The petals of all roses are edible, but you should remove the bitter white base of each petal. Be sure to use only rose flowers that have been organically grown from a reliable source, as nearly all nursery or cut flower roses will have been treated with pesticide.
It’s super simple! All you need are fresh rose petals, Heringer Estates 2019 Moscato (or vintage of your choice), popsicle freezer molds, and popsicle sticks.
Making the Pops
- Harvest fresh rose petals
- place 1 our 2 petals in each popsicle mold
- Pour 2019 Moscato into popsicle molds
- Place popsicle sticks in each mold
- Freeze for 6+ hours
Written by Creative Director Cara Gregor