The simple touch of rose can take the average Martini to a new level filled with a delightful and gentle floral notes. I developed this cocktail for a friend's birthday using the summer gardens as inspiration and it is a great addition to any a garden party.
While I prefer one of the newer, lighter style of gins (i.e. Beefeater Summer Edition or Hendrick's) I have also made this using vodka for those who prefer that spirit over gin. The rose flavor is obtained by simply using a rose-infused simple syrup, which you can easily make at home and store for use as an alternative to plain syrup in other cocktails.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1 barspoon rose-infused simple syrup
- 3 dashes grapefruit bitters (orange bitters will also work)
- rose petal or lemon twist for garnish
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Add a few dashes of grapefruit (or orange) bitters.
- Garnish with a rose petal or lemon twist.
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