Raspberry–Rose Collins

  • Serves

    makes two cocktails


The best and most surprising part of this tall, refreshing drink is the taste of rose on the finish. It comes not from any floral ingredient but from the gin — in this case, Nolet's Silver, a brand with a pronounced rosy finish. If you don't have Nolet's, substitute another gin and add a few drops of rose water, available at specialty and Middle Eastern food stores.


  • 3 oz. Nolet's Silver dry gin
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 6 raspberries, plus more for garnish
  • Soda water, to top


Step 1

In a martini shaker, combine gin, ice, simple syrup, raspberries, and lemon juice. Pour over ice into two Collins glasses, add soda water to fill, and garnish with additional raspberries.

Note: For even more herbal zing, steep your simple syrup with a sprig of rosemary and three slices of peeled, fresh ginger. Strain the solids out before mixing the cocktail.

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