Porter Foods unveils Hibiscus flowers to accompany fizz

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Champagne garnish: Hibiscus flowers in syrup

Fine food distributor, Porter Foods, has introduced Rosella Wild Hibiscus Flowers in syrup, which it claims make an ideal garnish in Champagne or good sparkling white wine.

Targeted at retailers and food service, the flowers add a touch of class to any special occasion such as Valentine’s Day and weddings, says Porter.

To use, place a whole Rosella flower in a Champagne flute, pour some of the crimson syrup from the jar over the top, then fill with Champagne or sparkling wine.

According to Porter, the crown shaped flower is gently lifted in the bubbles to make an attractive cocktail.

The addition of a further drop of syrup, after the fizz, graduates the flute from crimson at the bottom to light pink at the top.

The flowers are edible and have a high vitamin C content and are good in anti-oxidants too, the company adds.

A trade-sized 750g jar of 40 flowers costs £20 if purchased as a case of four and is available to purchase online at www.porterfoods.co.uk