Stirrings All-Natural, Clarified Key Lime Juice- is it like Rose's?
Has anyone tried this? I saw a bottle on sale for $2.50 so I picked it up to make gimlets. It tastes totally different from what I expected, and never having tried Rose's I'm curious to know if they're similar.
That's what I expected. This stuff is much more bitter than I thought it would be- it's actually hardly sweet at all, and very strong in flavor. It tastes sort of like a real lime. The bottle seems to bill it as both a substitute for real lime juice and a sweetened cordial type ingredient, but my guess is that Rose's is much, much sweeter.
I made a vodka gimlet (heresy I know) because I was out of gin, and it was unappetizing. However, the product stood up really well in a non-alcoholic cosmopolitan variation I made last night (with real cranberry juice and fresh orange juice)- oddly enough when shaken hard it created a thick frothy foam as if I'd included an egg white.