Now that we’ve finally made it to April, check out some beautiful floral rose cocktails for Spring and the upcoming May flowers!
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is one of the most famous lines from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” and we certainly agree that the rose’s sultry sweetest transcends in any form, especially cocktails. As spring starts to awaken into bloom, bartenders are harnessing the romantic fragrance and sweetness of the Rose in their cocktail recipes.
Here are three cocktails from top bartenders who are toasting the season with the most celebrated of florals.
Rio Rose – created by Clare Stueart, Enoteca (Lexington, KY)
1.5oz Espirito XVI Cachaça
0.5oz Giffard Pamplemousse Rose Liqueur
2 Lime Wedges
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail tin and shake well, then pour into a tall glass. Top with Fentimans Rose Lemonade. Garnish with Lime Wheel.