cocktails w/ rose syrup?
A sweet friend gave me a bottle of homemade rose syrup. Any suggestions for cocktails to use it in?
I figured if any of my cocktail books would have a rose syrup in it, it would be one of my Hendrick's Gin ones (has rose in its botanicals). And I was not mistaken (although the majority of rose ones are rose water):
1 oz Hendrick's Gin
4-6 fresh raspberries
1 oz Lychee Juice
1/2 oz Rose Cordial (Rose Syrup)
Shake with ice and double strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with a fresh raspberry.
Created by Roberto Valle of Whisky Mist at Zeta (London, UK).
i don't know the exact recipe, because the bartender at little branch who invented it doesn't tell, but she makes a thing called the gershwin, which is gin and ginger with i believe a rinse of rose syrup/rose water and i dunno what else.
Rose syrup is the same as rose water right?
A quick search on Mixology phone app turned up a lot of possibilities.
Here's some that sound nice:
-Bombay Sapphire Cupid : B.S. Gin, Champagne, Rose Water, lderflower syrup
-Gagliardo: Vodka, Galliano, Lemon juice, Rose Water
-Eden: Gin, campari, lemon juice, rose water
-Brown Eye: Rye Whiskey Amaretto, Rose Water
Please report back! I've only used rose water in deserts. I'm curious :)
Rose syrup is not the same as rose water. Rose syrup is made from making a tea from rose petals and then adding sugar. It has a medium rose flavor and aroma, and is very sweet.
Rose water is steam distilled rose petals in a water base. Intense essence of rose taste and aroma. No sweetness or sugar, just super concentrated rose.
So you can't just sub rose water for rose syrup. You can add a single dash of rose water to an oz. of simple syrup to make a quick rose syrup.
I realize this post is old but in case anyone is searching for ways to use rose syrup still. These are my recommendations from a British indian influence.
White Russian Rose:
Vanilla Vodka + rose syrup
Add half and half and a touch of baileys
Indian spice Rose
Gin + rose syrup + a dash of Malibu + dash of gran mariner
Garnish with an orange , rose petals or mint leaves.
Indian Pink Rose Chai
Brew a milk chai ( milk, black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, nut meg ,star anise) and add the rose syrup + crushed ice
Add baileys for an alcoholic version
Guiness + rose syrup + baileys
Milk + vanilla ice cream + Malibu + rose syrup
Vanilla vodka + rose syrup
Yes and yes. Very girly drinks. That's what was always "the classics" in the cabinet growing up and I haven't caught up with anything new.
It went like this: haig, Malibu, Smirnoff, crown royal, baileys, guiness, Asti Spumante, gran mariner and pimms.
Please link ir list your recommendations I would love to be more adventurous!
Those aren't girly drinks. Or classics. They are just poorly constructed drinks. I know many girls/women who appreciate fine cocktails. And guys who like a well balanced cocktail that may be pink or red or purple or green.
Here are a couple of links to some of my fellow cocktail writer friends and bartenders around the world. Have fun.