Name That Rose Tinted Valentine’s Day Cocktail

rosecktlopenIf the Beatles were right that all you need is love, love is all you need and if Cole Porter had it on the money electric eels I might add do it (though it shocks ’em I know.)  So let’s do it — let’s make a cocktail. Ahhh cocktails, just another reason I love this holiday and never will never understand Valentine’s Day haters. How can anyone hate a holiday that encourages chocolate and general candy eating? Come on people, it gives us an excuse to crack open a bottle of anything and eat expensive cheese on a Thursday!

This  lovely cocktail has a hint of rose water and elderflower along with the sweet, dry taste of pink grapefruit and gin. Even those who do not care for gin, will fall in love perchance, and after two of these numbers — it will be romance (or a very early night, one of the two).

rosecktl2Here is how you mix it up:

  • 3/4 cup of pink grapefruit juice or the juice of one freshly squeezed pink grapefruit
  • 2 shots (3 oz.) of gin
  • 1 shot (1.5 oz.) of St. Germain liquor
  • 1 capful of rose water
  • 1 capful of grenadine syrup

rose cktl1Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake well. Pour into two martini style glasses. If serving this in the warmer months, shake with ice.

Rose water available at Whole Foods and Subzi Mandi
Click here for instructions on how to make the rose wreath.

So cupids, draw back your bows and let those creative cocktail names flow.

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