Restaurants and bars are making a comeback, folks! In an effort to support our on-premise friends (and selfishly generate some delicious cocktails from the professionals themselves), we ran a Cocktail Challenge – with one simple stipulation. Rosé Water must be the primary ingredient. Take a look at our top three contenders below.
#1. Oh Roseanna!
By: Jimmy Smith @1900lounge
Rationale behind the name:
The name is coined from two factors; (1) the utilization of Rosé Water and, (2) the western song by Stephen Foster “Oh Susanna!” – one of the top American western songs of all time.
A cocktail beverage that accentuates Rose Water with a crisp, smooth and fresh summer harvest featuring watermelon, mint and hibiscus
4 oz. Rosé Water
1 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
2 oz. Freshly strained watermelon juice
4 Mint leaves
1 Egg white
3 Drops of hibiscus shrub
(1) Mix Rosé Water, Domaine de Canton, watermelon juice, 3 mint leaves and egg white into shaker. Shake vigorously.
(2) Add ice to chill, then chill by stirring
(3) Strain beverage into glass
(4) Add 3 drops of hibiscus shrub (nice tart finish) and 1 mint leaf for garnish
(5) Drink and enjoy
#2. Zoe Special
By: Zoe Scott @zoe.eats.food
Handful of strawberries, muddled
1 part st. Germain (elderflower liquor)
1 part lemonade
4 parts Rosé Water
Chilled or over ice
By: Brandon Fotopoulos @brandon_fotop
1/4 cup sugar
6 ounces Rosé Water
1/4 cup Frozen Strawberries
1/2 oz Silver tequila
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/4 oz syrup
lime Slice for glass
To make the syrup, blend frozen strawberries, sugar and Rosé Water until strawberries are super refined, stir together.
Mix tequila, syrup, lime juice, and ice in a shaker, shake away.
Pour into a salted glass of choice, preferably a low ball. garnish with a lime wheel! Proceed to enjoy. You’re welcome.