Sip into Romance With These Five Rose Cocktails Perfect For Your Valentine's Weekend
You're lounging in your favourite chair, the day has been long, and the need for something utterly refreshing and a bit out of the ordinary nudges at you. Enter, roses! Roses aren't just pretty flowers for romantic gestures. They can be the secret sauce that takes cocktails from ordinary to extraordinary. If you're up for adding a floral finish to your drinks, dive into some seriously delicious rose-infused concoctions. Get ready to feel like you've stepped into an edible garden with these rose cocktail recipes.
Rosemary & Blackberry Whisky Sour
For those who like their cocktails with a bit of bite, we've got the Rosemary & Blackberry Whisky Sour. This bold concoction pairs the rich smokiness of Black & White Whisky with the tart sweetness of blackberries, all tied together with a hint of rosemary syrup. It's a drink that's as complex and intriguing as you are.
Add 60 ml Black & White Whisky, 30 ml blackberry syrup, 15 ml rosemary syrup and 30 ml lemon juice to a shaker. Shake it like you mean it. A rosemary sprig and blackberry for garnish will take the cocktail to the next level.
Rosy Gin Fizz
Take Tanqueray Gin, about 40 ml and add 20 ml of your rose syrup (because we're fancy and we make our own), and then, because we're also a bit extra, throw in 15 ml of elderflower liqueur. It's like adding a high note to a song—a bit unexpected, but it makes all the difference. The crispness and the subtle sweetness of the rose syrup, topped off with a splash of soda for that bubbly kick. Garnish with rose petals and you’re all set.
Blushing Vodka Martini
Next on the list is a cocktail that's as elegant as it is easy to make – the Blushing Vodka Martini. We're swapping out the traditional vermouth for a hint of rose liqueur, giving this classic cocktail a romantic twist. It's smooth, sophisticated, and guaranteed to leave you feeling like the star of your own black-and-white movie. Add 60 ml Ketel One Vodka with 15 ml rose liqueur. Throw in a dash of orange bitters. Garnish with a lemon twist.
If you're in the mood for something light and bubbly, the Rosé Spritz is your go-to. This sparkling cocktail blends the fruity goodness of Johnnie Walker Refreshing Mixer with the floral sweetness of rosé wine, finished off with a splash of soda water. To make this, combine Johnnie Walker Refreshing Mixer with 60 ml rosé wine. Top with soda water and add a lemon twist for garnish.
Rose & Ginger Highball
Pour about Johnnie Walker Black Label 50 ml into your shaker. Now, here's the kicker: mix in homemade rose syrup (it's just sugar, water, and rose petals simmered down to a sweet whisper of summer). About 15 ml should do. Squeeze in some lemon juice for that sharp bite. Shake it like you're ringing on the weekend, strain it into a glass that feels right for the evening, and top it with a splash of soda.
So, there you have it—five rose cocktail recipes to elevate your drink game and add a touch of floral flair to your next soirée.