Rose Is the Secret Ingredient in This Valentine’s Day Cocktail

rose water cocktail
In the language of flowers, red roses represent romantic love. This Valentine’s Day cocktail takes advantage of that symbolism with, not one, but two rose ingredients. It’s citrus-forward and slightly bitter with a floral perfume that doesn’t overwhelm (i.e., it doesn’t smell–or taste–like potpourri). We’ll take it over a dozen long-stemmed any day.


rose cocktail fizz glass
A Rose Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces pisco
3/4 ounce Aperol
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 heaping barspoon strawberry jam
2 dashes rose water
Fentimans Rose Lemonade Soda

Directions

  1. Add pisco, Aperol, lemon juice, strawberry jam, and rose water to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted.
  2. Double strain into a chilled fizz glass or coupe.
  3. Top with rose-flavored lemonade.

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