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 CocktailAn elegant cocktail, perfect for ladies night.
prep time
30 Minute/s
cook time
total time
30 Minute/s
Serves 1Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. TO MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP:
  2. Combine water, sugar and dried rose petals in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cover. Cool completely
  4. Strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve reserving the rose syrup. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. FOR THE COCKTAIL:
  6. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Lillet Rosé, gin and simple syrup.
  7. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds and strain into champagne coupe.
  8. Squeeze lemon peel over cocktail to release essence and garnish.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe & Photography: Freutcake