Rose Cocktail Recipe

The Classic Rose Cocktail
The Rose Cocktail is a fruity classic that's great for dinner and there's a few ways to make it. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Cocktails taking on the name 'Rose' have taken many forms over the years. A brandy base of some sort tends to be a common factor in many of the Rose recipes you will find.

One reference in my library is in the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, which refers to a drink of Grand Marnier and dry gin, stirred. What is sometimes called the French version is typically seen with cherry brandy like the first recipe below and the English Rose (more popular in bartending guides) employs the apricot variety. Still, some recipes skip the gin altogether.

There is yet another Rose, which the IBA (International Bartenders Association) lists under 'Contemporary Classics' in its official cocktails list. That recipe, which is distinctive because of the strawberry syrup is below this first recipe.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Rose Cocktail Recipe

Made the same as above.