Rose & Rye

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


Rose's Luxury in Washington, D.C. makes this sprightly, pretty cocktail, a mix of rye, rose-tinged simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and bitters.


For the Rose Simple Syrup

  • 13 cup sugar
  • 2 drops rose extract, such as Terra

For the Cocktail

  • 1 12 oz. rye whiskey (preferably Rittenhouse)
  • 34 oz. rose simple syrup
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned bitters


Step 1

Make the simple syrup: In a 1-qt. saucepan, stir the sugar with 1⁄3 cup water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the rose extract. Let cool completely.

Step 2

In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, syrup, lemon juice, and bitters with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with rose petals.

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