One more time, and let’s stop seeing each other for awhile…Rose’.

Rose cocktail

The weather is changing. It’s getting colder by the day. Which narrows the margin on me feeling like a delicious and refreshing, pretty, little Rose’. Now, my Sommelier friends and a few others, will all argue with me that any time is a good time for a tasty Rose’. What’s not to love about a bouquet of berries and aroma of flowers. But, I have an opinion too. It taste far better in some gorgeous, sunny weather on a deck or by the pool then any other time of year. So, no, you won’t catch me personally, cracking a bottle as the rain starts in and hair-do’s are pointless. Not on purpose anyway. There are a few lovely days still in contention here in the PNW. That leaves time for a couple more trysts and time with that amazing little pink drink. Unless, I take that winter dream trip to France. Universe, are you listening? No wasting time, make these as soon as possible as a final farewell to sunny weather. Here are some fun little recipes before you have to button up…getting cracking!

Rose cocktail


ROSE’ GIN COCKTAIL

12 ounces Rose’

12 ounces Ruby Red Grapefruit juice

6 ounces Gin

6 edible flowers (givingplants.com- Edible Flower Kit- Pansy. Purple and Pink are the prettiest in this)

  1. Combine 6 ounces of Rose’, 6 ounces of Grapefruit juice, 3 ounces of Gin, and ice in a shaker. Shake well, until chilled. Strain and divide cocktail among 3 stemmed cocktail coupe cocktail glasses or Champagne flutes. Repeat.
  2. Garnish with those gorgeous flowers or berries and serve immediately.

Rose cocktail 2

Rose’ Gin Cherry Bomb

3/4 cup Sugar

3/4 cup Water

1 cup Fresh, thawed frozen sour cherries or canned brandied Italian or Bing Cherries

16 ounces Dry Gin

1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice ( about 4 medium lemons)

1 bottle (750 ml) cold Dry Rose’

Ice

Lemon Slices and cherries for garnish

  1. Make a simple syrup by bringing sugar and water to a boil and simmer in a small pot, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. You can refrigerate this for up to two weeks and make ahead for a party.
  2. Combine syrup, cherries, and gin in a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled at least 2 hours and up to 6 ahead of time. Stir in lemon juice and Rose’, then lemon and Ice just before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and Cherries (pitted).

Serves roughly 8-10 people. Serve in a stem less wine glasses or cocktail glasses.

Then enjoy, it’s only a couple of more months until we all see each other again!

6 thoughts on “One more time, and let’s stop seeing each other for awhile…Rose’.

    1. What’s not to love right? πŸ˜€ please find me again and let me know what you think, when you do! I would love to see and hear how they turn out. And, I hope to post more on wine and cocktails in the near future.

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