Rose 75 Cocktail

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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


  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ 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


  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

Rose Simple Syrup



  1. In a small pot, bring water to boil
  2. Turn off the heat and add the roses.
  3. Cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
  4. Strain out the roses and return the infusion to the pot.
  5. Add the sugar and, over low heat, stir until just dissolved.
  6. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  7. Store in a glass container with an airtight lid and refrigerate until needed.
  8. The syrup will keep for about 3 weeks

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