Cocktail of the week…

Ingredients (1 cocktail)

    for each Rose Collins cocktail:

    • 1.5 ounces Tanqueray Gin, or your favorite
    • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 ounce rose simple syrup (recipe follows)
    • 2 ounces club soda
    • ice cubes

    to garnish:

    • 1 lemon slice
    • fresh rose petals, optional

    for the rose simple syrup:

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 teaspoon rose water
    • petals from 1 rose, optional
    Combine gin, lemon juice, and rose syrup in a shaker filled halfway with ice; shake until cold. Strain into a Collins (or highball) glass that is filled with ice. Top off with the club soda. Garnish with the lemon slice and a few rose petals.

    to make the rose simple syrup:

    Combine sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the rose water and rose petals, if using. Allow to cool completely. Refrigerate in an airtight jar indefinitely.


    While the rose petals are optional in this recipe (most of the actual flavor comes from the rose water), they really do add beauty to the presentation. They also add a bit of a blush to the simple syrup, depending on the color you use. Be sure to use petals from flowers that were not treated or sprayed with pesticides. The best place to find them is at the farmers market or in your own yard

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