One way that rose flavor is extracted is through the use of rose wine. Sometimes this extract is made with rose water and a combination of rose syrup. Then it is filtered and put in jars or containers just like vanilla extract it. Many people will use this in their cooking.
Sometimes, rose extract is used in fancy cakes because they will be decorating these cakes with roses so it is important to make the flavor of the cake match the outside appearance of it. Others can include mixing rose extract with fruits like raspberries. Cocktails are often made with a combination of rose flavor extract and fruit flavors mixed together. Other recipes would include cakes, desserts or dessert cocktails.
Rose extract can be made from any type of rose, however, old heritage roses and wild roses seem best for making this extract. Whichever you choose, be sure it hasn't been sprayed with chemicals or harmful pesticides. To make this extract, you'll need a large number of fragrant petals and alcohol. If you're intending to ingest the rose petal extract, use vodka in places of rubbing alcohol.
In a glass container, combine 1 part rose petals, and 4 parts of alcohol. Fill the rest of the container with water. Allow this to steep for about a week, take out some of the old petals and replace with new ones. The more you replace the petals, the more fragrant the extract will be. Finally, strain the mixture and store the liquid in a cool, dark place.