In my opinion there really aren’t enough cocktails in the world that call for Lillet Rosé. Today I’m remedying that with a pretty pink drink I like to call a Gin & Roses. Homemade rose simple syrup, Lillet Rosé and a hearty splash of gin, garnished with a twist of lemon and served in a champagne coupe. The flavor is floral, sweet and entirely unexpected! I highly recommend shaking up a round of Gin & Roses for your next ladies night or swanky soirée.
Gin & Roses Cocktail
|FOR THE COCKTAIL:||3 oz Lillet Rosé|
|1 oz Gin||1 oz Rose Simple Syrup (recipe to follow)|
|lemon strips for garnish||FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP:|
|1 cup white sugar||1 cup water|
|1 cup dried rose petals|
TO MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP:
Combine water, sugar and dried rose petals in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cover. Cool completely
Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve reserving the rose syrup. Refrigerate until ready to use.
FOR THE COCKTAIL:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Lillet Rosé, gin and simple syrup.
Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds and strain into champagne coupe.
Squeeze lemon peel over cocktail to release essence and garnish.