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Rose 75 Cocktail

Posted by on February 26, 2013

Blending the tart flavor of sumac and the heady sweetness of rose, this cocktail tickles the palate with a full spectrum of flavors. As is so often the case, we perfected the recipe by happy accident and now consider it essential for any festive gathering.  Pretty, pink and refreshing, Rose 75 is perfect for special occasions, cocktail parties or to ring in the New Year.

Rose 75

Rose 75

 

Rose 75

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce rose simple syrup (recipe below)
4 ounces champagne
several dashes of cardamom bitters
2 tablespoons white sugar, for glass rim
1 tablespoon sumac, for glass rim

Instructions

  1. Combine sumac and sugar on a small plate
  2. Rub rim of cocktail glass with lemon
  3. Dip glass in sumac/sugar mixture to coat rim
  4. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lemon juice, cardamom bitters and simple syrup. Shake well
  5. Strain into cocktail glass
  6. Top with champagne
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Rose Simple Syrup

Ingredients

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/2 ounce rose petals

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil
  2. Steep roses, using a tea ball, for 3 minutes
  3. Remove roses, add sugar and stir to combine
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool
  5. Bottle and refrigerate until needed. Rose Simple Syrup will keep for approximately 3 weeks
http://www.silkroaddiary.com/rose-75/

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