Rose & Rye
Rose & Rye. Matt Taylor-Gross

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.

Rose & Rye Rose & Rye
Rose's Luxury in Washington, DC makes this sprightly, pretty cocktail with rye, rose simple syrup, lemon juice, and a dash of bitters.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

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


  1. Make the simple syrup: In a 1-qt. saucepan, stir the sugar with 13 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.
  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.